Notice is hereby given that the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Board will receive public comments upon the renewal application for the operation of the following air pollutant source in Hamilton County, TN.
Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC, has applied for the renewal of their Part 70 (Title V) operating permit and incorporation of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit and a minor modification into the Part 70 permit for their automobile assembly plant at 8001 Volkswagen Dr., Chattanooga, TN. No increase in allowable air pollutant emissions from any existing equipment will result from this permit renewal. Potential air pollutant emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from existing equipment will increase by 196.43 tons/year due to increased production. Potential air pollutant emissions resulting from the operation of two new natural-gas fueled curing ovens, new natural-gas fueled air handling units, and new welding operations are estimated to be 3.37 tons/year of carbon monoxide, 3.34 tons/year of particulate matter, 3.17 tons/year of nitrogen oxides, 0.22 ton/year of VOCs, and 0.023 ton/year of sulfur oxides.
Questions may be directed to Robert Kalch, Bureau engineer, at 423.643.5990. Materials concerning this proposed action may be inspected at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau (the Bureau), 6125 Preservation Dr., Suite 140, Chattanooga, TN 37416-3740, or online here beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all visits to the Bureau office are currently by appointment only. You may schedule an appointment by contacting the Bureau at 423.643.5970.
Anyone desiring to comment on this proposed permitting action, or request a public hearing concerning it, should mail their written comments or request to the Bureau Director at the above address. Comments or requests must be received by 4:30 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 15, 2020, to be considered in the proposed permitting action. If a public hearing is requested, the date, time, and format of the hearing, incorporating appropriate safety measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be provided in a subsequent public notice.