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Norlite Corporation Comprehensive Performance Test (CPT) Plan

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Applicant: Norlite Corporation
628 South Saratoga Street
Cohoes, New York 12047
Date: September 27, 2017

Permits/Application Numbers: Title V Permit/DEC ID#4-0103-00016/00048

Project Location/Description: Norlite Corporation is a manufacturer of lightweight aggregate materials produced from shale mined at the plant. Norlite operates two hazardous waste burning lightweight aggregate kilns, several crushers for processing raw and finished materials, bulk storage tanks/containers for hazardous waste and other fuels, and several miscellaneous operations related to the production of lightweight aggregate. After mining, the shale is crushed in a series of crushers before being fed to one of the two rotary lightweight aggregate kilns. The kilns are primarily fired with liquid hazardous waste from off-site sources. Norlite is also authorized to fire waste fuel A, waste fuel B, off-specification used oil, specification used oil, comparable fuels, #2 oil, #4 oil, #6 oil and natural gas in the kilns. The material exiting the kilns is called clinker. The clinker is first cooled in one of the two clinker coolers before being crushed to the desire product size. The final product is called lightweight aggregate.

Pursuant to the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) for Hazardous Waste Combustors Rule promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Norlite is required to conduct a CPT to demonstrate compliance with the air emission standards in the rule, specifically 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart EEE. Norlite has submitted a CPT plan that includes tests for mercury and other toxic metals, dioxin/furans and hydrochloric acid/chlorine while incinerating off-site waste oils and liquid hazardous wastes. The plan also includes a performance evaluation (PE) for the continuous monitoring systems (CMSs) and for the continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMs).

The DEC has determined the plan to be acceptable. This notice is pursuant to 40 CFR Part 63.1207(e)(2) which requires Norlite to publish this approval and make the plan available to the public for review. The public has 60 days to comment. Written comments on the plan may be submitted to Ms. Denise Prunier of the DEC at

Interested persons may review the test plan at:

Cohoes Public Library
169 Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY 12047

An electronic version can be found on NYSDEC's webpage at:

Tentative Test Schedule:

Scheduled CPT Dates -
Commencement 12/4/17
Completion 12/7/17
Contingency date 12/8/17

DEC Contacts: Ms. Nancy Baker, DEC Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, New York 12306; Telephone (518) 357-2072 or Ms. Denise Prunier, DEC, Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-3254; Telephone (518) 408-5574.

Norlite Contact: Mr. Prince Knight, Laboratory Manager, Tradebe Environmental Services/Norlite Corporation, 628 South Saratoga Street, Cohoes, New York 12047; Telephone (518) 235-0401.

Document Availability: A copy of the CPT plan is also available for review and copying at the DEC Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road in Schenectady; Telephone (518) 357-2072 and also at the DEC Headquarters at 625 Broadway in Albany; Telephone (518) 408-5574.

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