Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

LDEQ Extends Comment Period On Thermaldyne Variance

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September 25, 2018

LDEQ is extending the public comment period for the Thermaldyne feedstock variance through Oct. 22. A public hearing on the proposed draft “site specific feedstock variance from classification as a solid waste” was held Sept. 20 in Port Allen, near the site of the facility.

Thermaldyne, LLC, is seeking a site-specific variance from the classification as a solid waste in accordance with state regulations.

Thermaldyne proposes to utilize a centrifuge process and/or a thermal desorption process to reclaim the oil from Oil Bearing Hazardous Secondary Materials (OBHSM). Centrifuges will be used to initially process low-solids OBHSM, which typically consists of mostly liquid (i.e., 70% to 90%). Thermal desorption will be used to process high-solids OBHSM, which consists of mostly solids (i.e., 40% to 70%), with the remaining volume consisting of oil and water.

Written comments can be submitted via personal delivery, U.S. mail, email, or fax. Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22. Delivery of comments may be made to the drop-box at 602 N. 5th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. U.S. Mail may be sent to LDEQ, Public Participation Group, P.O. Box 4313, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313. Emails may be submitted to DEQ.PUBLICNOTICES@LA.GOV and faxes sent to (225) 219-3309. Persons wishing to receive notice of the final action on the Thermaldyne application must include a complete mailing address when submitting comments.

The variance application can be viewed in the EDMS system online at the LDEQ website, www.deq.louisiana.gov. The agency interest number (AI) is 198467.

Original Press Release http://deq.louisiana.gov& #x2f;assets/docs/General/ Thermaldyne925.pdf

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