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Volume 40 - Issue 16 - April 22, 2021

State of Kansas

Department of Health and Environment

Notice Concerning Proposed Kansas
Air Quality Construction Permit

Notice is hereby given that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is soliciting comments regarding a proposed air quality construction permit. Birla Carbon USA, Inc. has applied for an air quality construction permit in accordance with the provisions of K.A.R. 28-19-300.

Birla Carbon USA, Inc., 3500 S. Road S, Ulysses, KS 67880-8103, owns and operates a carbon black manufacturing facility located at 3500 S. Road S, Ulysses, KS 67880-8103, this proposed permit is intended to incorporate the requirements from a Consent Decree entered with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Case 6:17-CV-01661, on June 11, 2018.

A copy of the proposed permit, permit application, all supporting documentation, and all information relied upon during the permit application review process are available for public review from the date of publication during normal business hours at the KDHE, Bureau of Air (BOA), 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 310, Topeka, KS 66612-1366 and at the Southwest District Office, 302 W. McArtor Rd., Dodge City, KS 67801. To obtain or review the proposed permit and supporting documentation, contact James Stewart, 785-296-6024, at the central office of the KDHE or Ethel Evans, 620-682-7940, at the Southwest District Office. The standard departmental cost will be assessed for any copies requested. The proposed permit, accompanied with supporting information, is available, free of charge, at the KDHE BOA Public Notice website at http://www.kdheks.gov/bar/publicnotice.html.

Please direct written comments or questions regarding the proposed permit to James Stewart, KDHE, BOA, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 310, Topeka, KS 66612-1366. In order to be considered in formulating a final permit decision, written comments must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2021.

A person may request a public hearing be held on the proposed permit. The request for a public hearing shall be in writing and set forth the basis for the request. The written request must be submitted to James Stewart, KDHE, BOA, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 310, Topeka, KS 66612-1366, no later than 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2021 in order for the Secretary of Health and Environment to consider the request.

Lee A. Norman, M.D.
Secretary

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