The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy, Coastal Zone Act Program, has received a major modification application from FujiFilm Imaging Colorants, Inc. (“FujiFilm”) regarding their existing standard coastal zone permit (CZA-441P). Notice is hereby given that the modification application (CZA-441M-1) has been considered administratively complete and sufficient to proceed to public hearing on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, beginning at 6 p.m.
FujiFilm is proposing to modify existing permit CZA-441P, which authorizes the manufacturing of 110 tons per year (TPY) of high-performance aqueous pigment dispersions for ink jet printer ink. The proposed modification would introduce additional equipment and a new boiler building to the site and utilize the processes described and permitted under CZA-441P to create the same products, thereby increasing the production capacity to 220 TPY.
DNREC further provides notice that FujiFilm formally withdrew a previous application for a major modification to their existing standard coastal zone permit prior to a scheduled public hearing (Docket #2022-P-CCE-0018) on December 14, 2022. As a result, no hearing was held and no final permitting decision was rendered by DNREC on that application. FujiFilm is pursuing those same modifications in the present application.
For additional information on the above matter, and to review FujiFilm’s permit application and supporting documents online (including, but not limited to, the Secretary’s Assessment Report, pursuant to 7 DE Admin. Code 101, subsection 8.5.3), visit the DNREC website site at de.gov/dnrechearings or contact Erin Wilson at Erin.Wilson@delaware.gov or by telephone at 302-739-9283.
DNREC will conduct a virtual public hearing (Hearing Docket #2023-P-CCE-0010) on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, beginning at 6 p.m. to consider comments from the public on FujiFilm’s request for a major modification of their existing standard coastal zone permit. The link to the virtual meeting can be accessed through the DNREC Public Hearing site at de.gov/dnrechearings. To access the audio-only portion of the virtual hearing, dial 1-305-224-1968 and enter Meeting ID: 940 6422 0413 and Passcode: 875460. Closed captioning, in languages including English and Spanish, is available.
Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC virtual public hearings must pre-register no later than noon on the date of the virtual hearing at de.gov/dnreccomments or by telephone at 302-739-9295.
DNREC will accept public comment through May 18, 2023. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to DNRECHearingComments@delaware.gov, using the online form at de.gov/dnreccomments, or by U.S. mail to the following address:
Lisa A. Vest, Hearing Officer
Office of the Secretary
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901