Press Release April 20, 2020 Ashtabula, OH
Contact: Paul Vincent, ACWW Member | , 216-
The Ashtabula County Water Watch releases the following
information regarding the Ohio EPA Public Notice for Petmin Air
Permit Web seminar: Petmin Draft Air Permit Public Meeting
Notice Content
The following matters are the subject of this public notice by the Ohio
Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public notice, including any
additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information, a public
hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at:
or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio
43216 .
Ph: 614-644-3037
Draft Permit to Install – Subject to Revision
Petmin USA Incorporated
1003 Bridge Street,
Ashtabula, OH 44004
ID #: P0127678
Date of Action: 04/02/2020
Ashtabula County
Issuance of Draft Air Pollution Permit
Petmin, U.S.A.
Issue Date: April 2 2020
Permit Number: P0126768
Permit Type: PSD
Facility ID: 0204012023
Facility Location:
Kinder Morgan, Pinney Dock Property
Ashtabula, OH 44004

Permit/Facility Description: Permit-to-install (PTI) for a new nodular pig iron
manufacturing facility. The Project will utilize a direct reduced iron (DRI) reactor,
gas-based direct reduction process, to produce 526,739 tons per year of pig iron.
The Project will be located within the footprint of the Kinder Morgan – Pinney Dock
facility in the city of Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio. The facility will be a
PSD/Title V major stationary source.
The Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, 50 West Town Street,
Columbus Ohio has issued a draft air pollution control Prevention of Significant
Deterioration (PSD) installation permit for the listed facility. The draft permit is
being issued to solicit comments from any interested party for the director to
consider prior to making a final decision. This permit will replace the existing PTI
and is being issued due to design changes of the facility.
The proposed allowable emission rates of PSD pollutants from the facility in tons
per year are: Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) 484.57; PM less than or equal to 10 microns
(PM10) 63.97; PM less than or equal to 2.5 microns (PM2.5) 52.40; Sulfur Dioxide
(SO2) 3.63; Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) 16.80; Carbon Monoxide (CO)
546.22; Greenhouse Gas/Carbon Dioxide equivalent 391,357.
Air dispersion modeling was performed to show allowed emission levels will not
cause or contribute to an exceedance of any National Ambient Air Quality Standard
(NAAQS). The maximum air pollutant concentrations and averaging periods that are
expected from this facility are the following in micrograms per cubic meter: 102.4
nitrogen dioxide 1-hour; 30.87 nitrogen dioxide annual, 24.62 PM2.5 24-hour, 9.28
PM2.5 annual, and 43.58 PM10 24-hour. No air toxics modeling was required for
this project. All other pollutants were too small to model.
NOTE: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Ohio has issued orders
regarding social distancing and limitations on the number of people gathering in
public places and establishments. As a result, Ohio EPA will not be holding any in-
person public hearings until these orders are revised or lifted that would allow such
A public hearing on the draft air permit will be held exclusively online on
May 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm . Individuals may register for the Webinar through
Ohio EPA’s website at: .
During the online information session that begins at 6 p.m. , individuals participating
in the webinar may submit questions through the webinar application. A webinar
hearing will immediately follow during which the public can submit comments
through the webinar application on the record about the permit application. The
webinar may be accessed through Ohio EPA’s website: .
The hearing is required by law. Written comments on the draft permit must be
received by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2020 . Comments received after this date may
not be considered a part of the official record. Written comments may be submitted
online at the hearing or emailed to: Anthony Becker, Ohio EPA Northeast
District Office;
The draft permit may be obtained at:
by clicking on “Electronic Copies of Issued Permits” and entering the

permit number P0127678. Physical copies of the permit or copies of supporting
records will not be available at this time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Persons interested in joining Ohio EPA’s mailing list concerning this or similar
actions may contact Paul Braun at ,
or 614-644-3734.

Interested parties should note that the emission rates of PSD Pollutants listed above are significantly higher than the rates originally stated in the approved air pollution

For comparison purposes, please see the chart below:

Chart is shown in downloadable file above.

About Ashtabula County Water Watch
Ashtabula County Water Watch is an all-volunteer
group of concerned residents who have been working
together since 2012 to address issues related to water
and air quality, ecosystem health, and the wellbeing of
rural and urban communities in Ashtabula County.
Our mission is to protect the air and water quality, and
the health of Ashtabula County residents and
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