Informational Session and Public Hearing on a proposed air permit for Generate Fremont Digester
EGLE will be holding this public hearing tonight (Thursday January 7) at 6 pm however as noted in thee information they provided below comments can be made until next Thursday, January 11.
From Dan Meccariello, Generate operations manager:
“The Fremont Regional Digester currently holds two air permits that were obtained in 2009 and 2011, and we’re seeking a new air permit to combine the two original permits into one and to add previously unpermitted equipment into the permit. The reason that equipment is not currently permitted is because it was not previously a requirement, so we’re now obtaining it. We are not adding any equipment to our facility and we’re not increasing emissions. In fact, this permit will add more regulation to the facility, as well as additional documentation and reporting. We’re dedicated to continuing and increasing transparency surrounding all our operations, and if any community member has additional questions they can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
This is info from the Fremont Digester website:
And here’s the skinny on the hearing.
This Informational Session and Public hearing has been scheduled to provide you with an opportunity to get information and ask questions about the proposed changes to an existing air permit for Generate Fremont Digester, LLC in Fremont, MI. You will also have the opportunity to submit written or verbal comments on the record after the Informational Session is over. This meeting and hearing are not the only way to submit comments on the record. Comments will continue to be accepted until the close of the comment period on January 14, 2021.
NOTE: Additional information, including draft permit conditions as well as other ways to make an official comment, is available on the Air Quality Permit Public Notice webpage. Go to Michigan.gov/Air, select "Permits" from the left hand side, then select "Permits (PTI / NSR) Public Notice"
Pre-registration is not required to attend the meeting. Individuals interested in participating can click on the registration link
(https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HZqHuK7kQ028vBthGhAPBw) at the start of the event (6:00 p.m.).