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The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on a proposed Part 70 air operating permit renewal/modification for Flakeboard America Limited, LLC, 486 Duraflake Rd., Simsboro, Louisana 71275 for the Louisiana Particleboard Plant. The facility is located at 486 Duraflake Road in Simsboro, Lincoln Parish. Flakeboard America Limited, LLC requested a Part 70 air operating permit renewal and modification the facility which currently operates under Permit No. 1720-00004-V5.
In addition, the company is also requesting authorization for the following changes:
1.Incorporate the applicable requirements of 40 CFR 63 Subpart DDDD – “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products”;
2.Revise the emitted pollutants and the emission rates, using the latest approved calculation methods, of the Regenerative Catalytic/Thermal Oxidizer No. 1 and No. 2, GRP0002, the RCOs/RTOs emissions CAP; Top Sander, Bottom Sander, Hammer mill, and Paper-Clippings baghouses; and Thermal Oil Heating Units for the Large Laminate Press;
3.Incorporate the applicable requirements of 40 CFR 60 – Subpart Dc – Standards of Performance for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units for the natural gas fired Thermal Oil Heating Unit (EQT015) and Package Boiler (EQT029);
4.Permit the 750 KW and 250 KW Diesel Fired Backup Generators currently included as insignificant activities;
5.Decrease the visible emissions monitoring and recordkeeping frequency requirements from daily to semiannually for fifteen (15) baghouses, EQT007 – EQT013, EQT016, EQT024 – EQT028, EQT035, and EQT036. However, the frequency change from daily to weekly is authorized only;
6.Remove the established minimum temperature of 804oF required by CAM for the Regenerative Catalytic/Thermal Oxidizers No.1 and No. 2, and include instead general language referring to the temperature established in the most recent CAM plan. However, the temperature is replaced with 883 oF, the established value from the most recent approved test;
7.Remove the reporting requirement for resins used by the facility;
8.Remove the Thermal Oil Heating Unit, and Small Laminate Press, Emission Points 071 and 073, and associated Caps, TOH CAP and PRESS CAP, GRP004 and GRP005;
9.Include the Process Gate vent, Emission Point 049, through which the emissions from the Green Core Dryer, Dry Core Dryers/Face Dryers; Steaming Vessel; Refiners; and Press and Board Coolers, Emission Point 077 through 081 are vented when the RCOs/RTOs are maintained and/or serviced;
10.Permit all single emission sources at the potential to emit of 8760 hours, except the Process Gate and the Emergency Generators, Emission Points 082, 083, and 049;
11.Designate the Dry Core Dryers/Face Dryer, Emission Point 078, as a green core dryer for compliance with more stringent 40 CFR 63 Subpart DDD requirements; and
12.Include all permit actions issued after November 2, 2009 into this permit.
Estimated emissions in tons per year are as follows:


Toxic compounds include the following compound whose change is above the Minimum Emission rate (MER) listed in LAC 33:III.Chapter 51. Table 51.1: Formaldehyde. A technical review of the working draft of the proposed permit was submitted to the facility representative and the LDEQ Surveillance Division. Any remarks received during the technical review will be addressed in the “Worksheet for Technical Review of Working Draft of Proposed Permit”. All remarks received by LDEQ are included in the record that is available for public review. Written comments, written requests for a public hearing or written requests for notification of the final decision regarding this permit action may be submitted to LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313. Written comments and/or written requests must be received by 12:30 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2011. Written comments will be considered prior to a final permit decision. Information forwarded by email should follow the statewide email policies. Attachments included with emails may be blocked due to restrictions on file size or type. For details check the following link, If LDEQ finds a significant degree of public interest, a public hearing will be held. LDEQ will send notification of the final permit decision to the applicant and to each person who has submitted written comments or a written request for notification of the final decision. The permit application, proposed renewal/ modification of the Part 70 air operating permit, and statement of basis are available for review at the LDEQ, Public Records Center, Room 127, 602 North 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). The available information can also be accessed electronically on the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) on the DEQ public website at An additional copy may be reviewed at Lincoln Parish Library-Headquarters, 910 N. Trenton Street, Ruston, LA. Inquiries or requests for additional information regarding this permit action should be directed to Dr. Hassan Ghosn, LDEQ, Air Permits Division, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, phone (225) 219-3290. Persons wishing to be included on the LDEQ permit public notice mailing list or for other public participation related questions should contact the Public Participation Group in writing at LDEQ, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313, by email at DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@LA.GOV or contact the LDEQ Customer Service Center at (225) 219-LDEQ (219-5337). Permit public notices including electronic access to the proposed permit and statement of basis can be viewed at the LDEQ permits public notice webpage at and general information related to the public participation in permitting activities can be viewed at Alternatively, individuals may elect to receive the permit public notices via email by subscribing to the LDEQ permits public notice List Server at
All correspondence should specify AI Number 43959, Permit Number 1720-00004-V6, and Activity Number PER20100001.
1td: February 28, 2011

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