Public Notice of Intent to Modify
Public comment period begins: May 4, 2017
Public comment period ends: 4:30 p.m. on June 2, 2017
Current permit issued: 2/28/2006
Current permit expiration date*: 2/28/2011
* The Permittee may continue to operate this facility after the expiration date of the permit, per the provision under Minn. R. 7007.0450, subp. 3.
Name and address of Permittee:
Archer Daniels Midland Co
4666 E Faries Pkwy
Decatur, Illinois 62526-5630
Facility name and location:
Archer Daniels Midland Co - Red Wing
126 LaGrange St
Red Wing, MN55066
MPCA contact person:
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN 55155
File manager phone:651-757-2728 or
A draft permit is available for review on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Public Notices webpage at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/publicnotices or at the MPCA office address listed under the MPCA contact person. The MPCA will mail or email a copy of the draft permit upon request. Comments, petitions, and other requests must be received at the MPCA in writing on or before the public comment period end date and time identified above.
Description of permitted facility and project
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM or Permittee) owns and operates an oilseed crushing and vegetable oil refining facility (facility) in Red Wing, Minnesota. The facility consists of emission units for oilseed receiving, storage, processing, solvent extraction/recovery, meal processing, oil refining, and steam production. The facility receives various raw oilseeds and processes them in part using hexane to extract vegetable oil. The crude vegetable oil is separated from the hexane and is further refined, stored, loaded and shipped. The remaining solids are processed into meal by de-solventizing, drying, and cooling. The meal is stored prior to shipping to customers for animal feed.
The facility emits particulate matter (PM), particulate matter less than 10 microns in size (PM10), PM less than 2.5 microns in size (PM2.5), volatile organic compounds (VOC), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). PM/PM10/PM2.5 emissions are emitted from the handling and processing of the seeds, the meal system, and the refinery. PM/PM10/PM2.5, SO2, CO, NOx and VOC emissions are emitted from the boilers. Hexane emissions (which are both VOC and HAP emissions) are released from the hexane extraction and recovery systems. The facility is a major source under federal New Source Review (NSR), the federal Operating Permit Program (40 CFR pt. 70), and federal National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs, 40 CFR pt. 63).
This permit action is a major permit amendment. The MPCA has a combined operating and construction permitting program under Minn. R. ch. 7007, and under Minn. R. 7007.0800. Under that authority, this permit action authorizes construction. The Permittee will construct a new belt conveyor (EQUI 247), a new rail elevator leg (EQUI 248), two new belt conveyors (EQUIs 249 and 250), and will modify the enclosed drag conveyor (EQUI 246). These changes will increase the railcar loading and conveying capacity to 30,000 bushels per hour (bph). The Permittees overall annual throughput will not be affected by these changes, and no other downstream units will be affected.
The preliminary determination to issue this air permit is tentative.
Procedure for public participation
As stated in Minn. R. chs. 7000 and 7001, there are three formal procedures for public participation in the MPCA's consideration of this matter. Interested persons may:
(1)Submit written comments on the draft permit.
(2)Petition the MPCA to hold a public informational meeting.
(3)Petition the MPCA to hold a contested case hearing.
Submitting written comments
To submit comments or petitions to the MPCA through the mail or email, you must state:
(1)Your interest in the permit application or the draft permit.
(2)The action you wish the MPCA to take, including specific references to the section of the draft permit you believe should be changed.
(3)The reasons supporting your position, stated with sufficient specificity as to allow the MPCA to investigate the merits of the position.
Public informational meeting
A public informational meeting is an informal meeting during which interested persons can ask questions concerning the proposed facility. MPCA staff will be present to provide information. If an interested person would like the MPCA to hold a public informational meeting, the person should include all information identified above and in addition include a statement of the reasons the person desires the MPCA to hold a public informational meeting and the issues that the person would like the agency to address at the public informational meeting.
Contested Case Hearing
A contested case hearing is a formal proceeding before an administrative law judge empowered to advise the MPCA regarding issues of fact. As described in Minn. R. 7000.1800, persons who submit petitions for a contested case hearing must also state the issues they propose to address in a contested case hearing, the specific relief requested or resolution of the matter, and the reasons (which may be in the form of proposed findings) supporting an MPCA decision to hold a contested case hearing. Failure to comply with these rules exactly may result in a denial of the request. To the extent known, the petitioner may also submit a list of prospective witnesses to be called at a hearing, a proposed list of publications, references, or studies to be introduced at a hearing and the approximate time required for the petitioner to present the matter at a hearing. The decision whether to hold a contested case hearing will be made under Minn. R. 7000.1900.