Ohio EPA Public Notice

Ohio EPA Public Notice
SOBE Thermal Energy Systems, LLC

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, filing an appeal, or ADA accommodations may be obtained at: https://epa.ohio.gov/actions or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-3037 email: HClerk@epa.ohio.gov
Air Pollution Programs
Notice Type
Draft Issuance of Permit-To-Install and Operate
County / Township
Identification Number
Action Date
Weekly Review Date
Publication Info
Newspaper Publish Date Electronic Confirmation
Tribune Chronicle 07/28/2023
document available
Notice Info
Mahoning County

Issuance of Draft Air Pollution PTIO Permit
SOBE Thermal Energy Systems, LLC

Issue Date: 07/26/2023 **CORRECTED COPY**
Permit Number: P0132799
Permit Type: PTIO
Facility ID: 0250110024
Facility Location: 205 North Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502-1172

Permit/Facility Description: Permit-to-install-and-Operate (PTIO) for the installation of a 13.72 MMBtu/hr pyrolysis unit (P001) that will extract syngas from tire derived chips (TDC) to power existing natural gas boilers (B006 and B007). The boilers provide steam for various buildings in downtown Youngstown, and will burn syngas and natural gas. The pyrolysis unit is equipped with two gas cleaning units (GCU) and a 1.09 MMBtu/hr flare. Carbon black and carbon steel are potential byproducts of the process, and enclosed conveyors will be used for all material handling.

The Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, 50 West Town Street, Columbus Ohio has issued a draft air pollution control PTIO 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.

A public hearing on the draft air permit is scheduled for Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the Eugenia Atkinson Recreation Center at 903 Otis Street, Youngstown, OH 44510. An information session will commence at 6:00 pm followed by a public hearing to accept comments on the draft permit. A presiding officer will be present and may limit oral testimony to ensure that all parties are heard.

All interested persons are entitled to attend or be represented and give written or oral comments on the draft permit at the hearing. Written comments on the draft permit must be received by the close of the business day on September 10, 2023. Comments received after this date may not be considered a part of the official record. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing or sent to: Erik Bewley by email at DAPCNE.comments@epa.ohio.gov , or by mail at Ohio EPA DAPC, Northeast District Office, 2110 East Aurora Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087. Ph: (330)963-1200.

The draft permit may be obtained at: https://epa.ohio.gov/help-center/edocument-search/edocument-search by clicking on “Launch, Search for a Document”, Full Text Search, and entering the permit number P0132799. Physical copies of the permit or copies of supporting records may be inspected and copied at the Ohio EPA DAPC, Northeast District Office, located at the above address, telephone number 330-963-1252.

Persons interested in joining Ohio EPA’s mailing list concerning this or similar actions may contact Paul Braun at paul.braun@epa.ohio.gov, or 614-644-3734.
Public Comment Info
The public comment period will run until 09/10/2023 at 05:00 PM.
Public Meeting Info
This hearing will be held at 06:00 PM on 08/10/2023.

A public hearing on the draft air permit is scheduled for Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the Eugenia Atkinson Recreation Center at 903 Otis Street, Youngstown, OH 44510.

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