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Notice of Public Meeting and Hearing: Croda, Inc.


Division of Air Quality

Start Date: June 7, 2020
End Date: July 21, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Air Quality, will conduct a public information meeting and a public hearing (Docket # 2020-P-A-0018) on the permit application and draft permit for Croda, Inc. (Croda).  Croda, having a facility at 315 Cherry Lane, New Castle, Delaware, has requested a federally enforceable 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 construction permit (APC-2020/0070-CONSTRUCTION (FE)) to add a 12,000 gallon drumming tank (Blend Drumming Tank C, Emission Unit 2) to existing Blend Tanks A and B at their facility.  The emission increase for the addition of Blend Tank C will be 0.36 ton per year (TPY) of volatile organic compounds (VOC) including 0.17 TPY hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) (primarily dioxane).

Public Meeting

A virtual public meeting will be held on the application on Thursday, July 16, 2020, beginning at 6:00 PM.  Please note – this meeting is being held for informational purposes only and is not part of the hearing record generated in this matter.

Persons wishing to obtain additional information or ask questions about the permit application or draft permit may attend the virtual public information meeting.  Questions on the project, application, and/or draft permit should be submitted in advance of the meeting to allow the applicant and the Department to provide thorough responses.  Questions may be submitted by email to daqpermittinginfo@delaware.gov no later than July 6, 2020.  The public may attend this meeting via either webcast or phone – visit de.gov/dnrecmeetings for connection information to this meeting. 

Public Hearing

A virtual public hearing will be held on the application and draft permit on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, beginning at 6:00 PM.  The public may attend this virtual hearing via either webcast or phone – visit de.gov/dnrechearings for connection information to this hearing.

Please note that live comments will not be accepted during the virtual hearing.  Written comments may be submitted to the Hearing Officer via the online comment form at dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/publichearings/comment-form/, via email to DNRECHearingComments@delaware.gov, or via USPS to the below address. The Department will accept public comment through Friday, July 31, 2020.

Lisa A. Vest, Hearing Officer
Office of the Secretary
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

For additional information on the above matters, including how to connect, and to review this application and draft permit, visit de.gov/dnrecmeetings and de.gov/dnrechearings or contact Tracy Mattson, Division of Air Quality, 100 W Water Street, Suite 6A, Dover, DE 19904, by phone at (302) 739-9402, or by email at daqpermittinginfo@delaware.gov


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