Base seeks air pollution control permit renewal

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE — The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) will be taking public comments on a proposal to renew an air pollution control permit for operation of Minot Air Force Base in accordance with the N.D. Air Pollution Control Rules.

The facility is located at 5 CES/CEIE, 445 Peacekeeper Place, Minot AFB in Ward County. The facility operates electric generating units and a heating plant in support of national defense. There are no significant changes in emissions.

A 30-day public comment period for the draft permit will run from Oct. 7-30. Direct comments can be provided in writing to the NDDEQ, Division of Air Quality, 4201 Normandy Street, Bismarck, ND 58503-1324 or email AirQuality@nd.gov. Re: Public Comment Permit Number AOP-28369 v6.0. Comments sent to other emails will not be considered.

A public hearing will be held if a significant degree of public interest exists as determined by the NDDEQ, Requests for a public hearing must be received in writing by the NDDEQ before the end of the public comment period.

The notice, draft permit, statement of basis and application are available for review at the Division of Air Quality website at https://deq.nd.gov/AQ/PublicCom.aspx. A copy of these documents also may be obtained by writing to the Division of Air Quality or contacting Kari Thorsteinson at 328-1337 or emailing kmthorsteinson@nd.gov.


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