Original Bradford Soap Works, Inc., West Warwick, RI
State of Rhode Island
Department of Environmental Management
Office of Air Resources
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODPursuant to the provisions of Chapter 23-23 of the Rhode Island General Laws and “Operating Permits” 250-RICR-120-05-29, notice is hereby given that the Office of Air Resources offers an opportunity for public comment regarding its proposal to renew the Operating Permit to the following stationary source:
Original Bradford Soap Works, Inc., 200 Providence Street, West Warwick, RI 02893
The draft operating permit is being offered for public comment in accordance with 250-RICR-120- 05-29. An Operating Permit consolidates all applicable air pollution control requirements for the stationary source into a single federally enforceable document and clarifies all applicable requirements including emission limitations, operating, monitoring, testing, recordkeeping and reporting requirements. The State of Rhode Island's Operating Permit Program has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The public comment period will begin today and continue until 28 November 2022. A public hearing for interested persons to appear and submit written or oral comments on the draft operating permits will be held if requested by 10 or more persons, or by a governmental subdivision or agency or by an association having not less than 10 members. Any interested person may request that a public hearing be held.
Written comments, to be considered part of the record, must be submitted during the public comment period. Written comments or requests for a hearing may be sent to the Office at the address below until 4:00 PM, 28 November 2022, at which time the public comment period will close.
The draft operating permit and supporting documentation are available for inspection at 235 Promenade Street, Providence RI from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Please contact the Office of Customer & Technical Assistance to schedule a file review at (401) 222-4700 Ext. 2777307, or email Aleida Whitney at Aleida.Whitney@dem.ri.gov to request the documents electronically. Supporting documentation includes the operating permit renewal application, initial permit application, a discussion of the streamlining of certain applicable requirements, a discussion of the federal enforceability of applicable requirements, and a document concerning public participation in the operating permit program. For more information, contact Aleida Whitney at (401) 222-2808 (TTY 711).