Capped air emission state permit

A state permit option, called capped emission permit, restricts a facility's emissions below federal permitting thresholds and requires the facility to comply with all applicable requirements. The facility is allowed to make changes as long as emissions remain below the facility-wide thresholds and the facility can demonstrate continued compliance with all requirements.

Minn. R. 7007.1140 to 7007.1148 creating this permit option was effective on December 6, 2004. The Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR) for the rulemaking provides explanation of the proposed rules:

As of January 24, 2011, greenhouse gas emissions are limited under the capped permits. For more information about this change, see the GHG Rulemaking web page.

For application forms, visit MPCA's Air Quality Forms web page. If you've previously submitted an application for a different type of permit or currently hold an air emissions permit, contact the MPCA at 651-296-6300 or 1-800-657-3864 prior to filling out the capped application forms to obtain information about your facility from the MPCA's database to simplify your application process

Part 7007.1148 of the rule requires a facility to conduct an ambient air quality assessment when demonstrating initial eligibility for a capped permit or a state permit with environmental management system provision, or when required to do a pre-change analysis under part 7007.1146, subpart 3 of the rule. A facility is allowed to use the method in subpart 2 (CAPS spreadsheet) or subpart 3 (SCREEN3) of part 7007.1148 for each pollutant standard. The tools available for a facility to conduct this assessment are:

Listed below are capped permit applications received and capped permits issued by the MPCA.

The conditions for eligibility and compliance requirements for a capped state permit can be found in Minn. R. 7007.1140 to 7007.1148.

Persons interested in commenting have 30 days from the date the application is posted on this Web site. Comments are due by 4:00 p.m. on the comment period end date. During the comment period, an interested person may submit written comments on the eligibility of the applicant for the capped permit. A person who submits comments under this item shall include:

  • a statement of the person's interest in the permit application and any information related to a facility's eligibility for the capped permit;
  • a statement of the action the person wishes the agency to take; and
  • the reasons supporting the person's position, stated with sufficient specificity as to allow the commissioner to investigate the merits of the person's positions.

Submit your comments to: Carolina Schutt, Permit Supervisor, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul , MN 55155. Or by email: carolina.schutt@state.mn.us.

The MPCA hopes to issue capped permits within 60 to 90 days after the application is received.

Actual emissions from existing facilities for prior years can be viewed on the MPCA Environmental Data Access page, and the Hazardous Air Pollutants Web page.

Applications open for public comment

Facility name

City/County

New Facility or Existing

Option 1 or 2

Date application posted

Comment period end date

SIC Code

MicroSource LLC Shakopee, Scott Existing 2 11/15/2018 12/17/2018 5153
             

Capped permits issued

Facility name

SIC Code

Capped Permit number

Issue date

Capped Permit Option (1 or 2)

Anagram International Inc
Eden Prairie, Hennepin County

2759

05300648-002

03/19/2007

2

Arctic Cat Inc - St Cloud
St. Cloud, Stearns County

3519

14500175-001

02/28/2006

2

Big Lake Maintenance Facility
Big Lake, Sherburne County

4111

14100068-001

01/29/2009

2

Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc
Roseville, Ramsey County

2051

12300704-003

08/07/2013

2

CenterPoint Energy - Dakota Station
Dakota County

4923

03700171-002

12/23/2014

2

Central Bi-Products – Long Prairie
Long Prairie, Todd County

2048

15300006-004
15300006-005

03/10/2005
07/29/2005

2

Central Bi-Products – North Redwood
Redwood Falls, Redwood County

2048

12700013-008

08/03/2011

2

Central Marble Products Inc.
Rice, Benton County

3088

00900038-002

04/12/2006

2

Clearbrook Station
Clearbrook, Clearwater County

4612

02900002-003

04/15/2015

2

Eveland's Inc
Backus, Cass County

3792

02100022-001

04/03/2006

2

First District Association
LItchfield, Meeker County
2022 09300002-101 10/27/2016 2

Genpak LLC – Lakeville
Lakeville, Dakota County

3081

03700333-004

12/07/2011

2

Honeywell, Golden Valley
Golden Valley, Hennepin County

3822

05300146-002

03/28/2006

1

Hutchinson Technology Inc -  Hutchinson
Hutchinson, McLeod County

3577

08500032-101
08500032-009

7/20/2017
07/1/2009

1
1

Industrial Rubber Applicators Inc
Hibbing, St. Louis County

3069

13700336-002

08/08/2011

2

Interplastic Corp – Vadnais Hghts Plant
Vadnais Heights, Ramsey County

3087

12300602-003

04/12/2006

1

Irathane Systems Inc
Hibbing, St. Louis County

3479

13700327-001
13700327-003

10/11/2006
05/10/2011

2

Kangas Enameling Inc
Hopkins, Hennepin County

3479

05300774-004

01/30/2003

2

KPLOP – Moorhead Terminal
Moorhead, Clay County

4613

02700013-002
02700013-003

05/25/2006
06/28/2007

2

Morris Packing LLC
Plymouth, Hennepin County

2759

05301239-101

06/08/2017

1

NuStar — Roseville Products Terminal
Roseville, Ramsey County

4613

12300069-005

01/07/2016

1

NuStar — Sauk Centre Terminal
Sauk Centre, Stearns

4613

14500016-101

05/02/2018

2

PACE Analytical Services Inc
Minneapolis, Hennepin County

8734

05301248-001
05301248-101

01/06/2015
04/05/2018

1
1

Pinta Acoustic Inc
Minneapolis, Hennepin County

3086

05301199-001

02/25/2008

2

Polar Semiconductor LLC
Bloomington, Hennepin County

3674

05301141-002
05301141-003
05301141-004

04/12/2005
08/24/2005
05/21/2013

2

Sierra Corp
Minnetonka, Hennepin County
2851 05300820-101 12/16/2016 2

Southern Graphic Systems Inc
Brooklyn Park, Hennepin County

2796

05301184-001
05301184-002

09/05/2006
09/24/2007

2

Splash Products Inc
St Paul, Ramsey County

2842

12300601-002
12300601-003
12300601-004

12/05/2006
04/14/2008
04/25/2012

2

STERIS Inc
Coon Rapids, Anoka County

3842

00300209-002

07/13/2005

2

Taylor Corp – Mankato Campus
Mankato, Blue Earth County

2752

10300024-003

10/06/2008

2

Valmont/Applied Coating Technology – 2
Mendota Heights, Dakota County

3479

03700155-002

08/09/2005

2

Viracon Inc
Owatonna, Steele County

3211

14700061-002

05/26/2005

2

Vision-Ease Lens – Ramsey
Ramsey, Anoka County

3851

00300199-007
00300199-006
00300199-005

01/05/2015
11/17/2014
09/25/2006

2

Questions/Information

Questions about capped permits can be addressed to the MPCA at 651-296-6300 or toll-free at 1-800-657-3864.

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