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Norlite, LLC

Comprehensive Performance Test (CPT) Plan Notice of Availability

Norlite, LLC
628 South Saratoga Street
Cohoes, New York 12047

September 9, 2020

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

Project Location/Description:
Norlite, LLC is a manufacturer of lightweight aggregate materials produced from shale mined at the plant. Norlite operates two hazardous waste burning light-weight 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 off-specification used oil, specification used oil, #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 desired 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 Comprehensive Performance Test (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 air emissions of mercury and other toxic metals, particulate matter, dioxin/furans and hydrochloric acid/chlorine while incinerating off-site waste oils and liquid hazardous wastes. The plan includes a performance evaluation (PE) for the continuous monitoring systems (CMSs) and for the Continuous Emissions Monitors (CEMs). This test will be conducted under normal operating conditions and will not allow for any emissions beyond current permit and federal Clean Air Act limits in place to protect public health. This test will also not include any processing of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)- or other emerging contaminant-containing materials.

NYS DEC has determined the plan to be acceptable and NYS DEC experts will be overseeing the testing to ensure compliance with the stringent protocols and requirements approved. 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. In the event the public has any questions in response to the plan during the 60-day public review time period, the public is encouraged to notify NYS DEC and Norlite of any such questions or concerns. NYS DEC will ensure that Norlite answers or addresses all questions or concerns before commencing the CPT plan.

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

Tentative Test Schedule:
Scheduled Commencement Date - November 10, 2020
Scheduled Completion Date - November 12, 2020

Document Availability:
A copy of the CPT plan is available for review and copying at the NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone (518) 357-2459.

A copy of the plan is also available for public review on the DEC website at: The test plan will be accessible through November 7, 2020.

NYS DEC Contacts:
Kate Kornak, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306; Phone (518) 357-2459 or Benjamin Potter, NYS DEC - Region 4 Office, Division of Air Resources, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306; Phone (518) 357-2345.

Norlite Contact:
Prince Knight, Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Manager, Tradebe Environmental Services/Norlite, LLC, 628 South Saratoga Street, Cohoes, NY 12047,Phone (518) 235-0401.

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