Virtual Public Hearing: Croda Air Quality Construction Permit

Date and Time:
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
6:00 pm


, Delaware

The Division of Air Quality will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-A-0018) on a permit application and draft permit for Croda, Inc. This matter is closed and the application has been withdrawn.

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Croda has requested a federally enforceable 7 DE Admin. Code 1102 construction permit for their facility at 315 Cherry Lane, in New Castle, to add a 12,000 gallon drumming tank (Blend Drumming Tank C, Emission Unit 2) to existing Blend Tanks A and B. 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).

The public may attend this virtual hearing via either webcast or phone.

For additional information on this project, 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

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, via email to, or via USPS to the address below.

Docket #2020-P-A-0018

Public Hearing Officer

Lisa A. Vest
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Hearing Transcript

Public Hearing Transcript

Department’s Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Permit Application

Exhibit 2: Legal Ad News Journal

Exhibit 3: Legal Ad Delaware State News

Exhibit 4: EPA declines comment in May 15, 2020 email

Exhibit 5: Request for hearing, Councilman Street

Exhibit 6: Email Notification of Hearing News Journal

Exhibit 7: Email Notification of Hearing Delaware State News

Exhibit 8: Draft/Proposed Permit: APC-2020/0070-CONSTRUCTION (FE) and memo

Exhibit 9: Atplus Destiny Tank exemption

Exhibit 10: DNREC Public Hearing Presentation

News Release: DNREC Extends Public Comment Period Until Aug. 15 on Croda Permit Application (7/29/20)

Applicant’s Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Croda Public Hearing Presentation

Public Comments

Jeanette Swain (6/16/20)

New Castle County Council, with attachments (7/16/20)

  1. Resolution 20-154 (7/14/2020)
  2. Sen. Tom Carper Press Release (7/8/2020)

New Castle County Council Supplemental Comments (8/13/20)

Patricia Carlozzi (7/17/20)

Patrick R McGown (7/21/20)

Dora Williams, with Supplemental Comments (7/21/20)

Willie Scott (7/21/20)

Carmen D. Kelley (7/21/20)

Valerie Watson (7/21/20)

Gwendolyn Shockley (7/21/20)

Octavia Dryden (7/21/20)

Octavia Dryden Supplemental Comments (7/23/20)

Willie Scott Correction and Supplemental Comments (7/23/20)

Kenneth T. Kristl, Esq., Comments and Further Comments (7/23/20)

Louis McDuffy (7/24/20)

Jeanette W. Swain (7/27/20)

Sierra Club Delaware Chapter (7/27/20)

Kimberley Lake (7/29/20)

Richard Smith, Delaware NAACP State Conference of Branches, with attachments (8/12/20)

New Castle County Council (8/13/20)

League of Women Voters of Delaware (8/13/20)


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