Title V Permit Renewal Applications: Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation

Division of Air Quality

Published: Aug. 7, 2022
Comments Due: Sept. 5, 2022

Notice is hereby given that Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation having a facility at the Warren F. “Sam” Beasley Power Station, 217 Artisan Drive, Smyrna, Delaware, has submitted a request for a permit renewal pursuant to 7 DE Admin. Code 1130, Section 7 for operating Permit: AQM-001/00152 (Renewal 4). Based on the data and certifications contained in the application, the Division of Air Quality concludes that the applicant meets all applicable requirements promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Therefore a “Draft/Proposed” permit renewal has been prepared. This “Draft/Proposed” permit renewal has been revised to include the existing cooling tower as an insignificant activity, and to address NOx and CO emissions during fuel switching events for the Combustion Turbines. Affirmative defense provisions have been removed, and the capacity of the oil storage tanks for the Combustion Turbines has been revised. There are no changes in the facility-wide emission limits.

The underlying 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 permits: Permit: APC-2001/0293-OPERATION (Amendment 4) (NSPS) (PTE), Permit: APC-2011/0171-OPERATION (Amendment 4) (NSPS) (FE), and Permit: APC-2016/0024-OPERATION (Amendment 1) (VOC RACT) will also be amended to include the new requirements that have been incorporated into the Title V permit.

The application, the “Draft/Proposed” permit renewal, Permit: AQM-001/00152 (Renewal 4), all materials that the applicant has submitted (other than those granted confidential treatment under DNREC rules), and a copy of summary of other materials, if any, considered in preparing the “Draft/Proposed” permit renewal may be reviewed upon request. The application is posted at To submit comments, for additional information or for information regarding how you can inspect the documents and draft permit(s), please contact Tracy Mattson at (302) 739 9402.

The “Draft/Proposed” permit renewal is being submitted to EPA for concurrent processing. If there are no significant comments, the “Draft/Proposed” permit renewal will be issued as a final permit after expiration of the EPA review period.

A public hearing concerning the permitting action will not be held unless the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control receives a request for such hearing within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice, ending September 5, 2022. A request for a hearing shall be in writing and must show a familiarity with the application and a reasoned statement of the permit renewal’s probable impact.