A Notice of Intent for the following project submitted in accordance with R307-401-1, Utah Administrative Code (UAC), has been received for consideration by the Director:
Company Name: LaPoint Recycle and Storage
Location: Produced Water Facility – NW-NE Sec 12 T5S R19E, Lapoint, UT, Uintah County
Project Description: LaPoint Recycle and Storage (LaPoint) has requested a new Approval Order for its produced water and solids treatment facility. Produced water is received by truck from oil and gas operations. The water then undergoes phase separation using tanks and centrifuges for the recovery of oil and condensate. The remaining water is then discharged into evaporation ponds. Water entering the evaporation ponds remains until it has been evaporated to the atmosphere. Recovered oil and condensate is stored on site in tanks prior to being trucked off site for sale. In addition to the produced water operations the facility will treat contaminated soils received from spills and other oil and gas production operations. The contaminated soils will be land applied, watered, and tilled regularly to minimize emissions to the atmosphere.
The source is located in Uintah County, which is an unclassified area for ozone and an attainment area for all other criteria pollutants. New Source Performance Standard (40 CFR 60 Subparts A and IIII) and Maximum Achievable Control Technology (40 CFR 63 Subparts A and ZZZZ) regulations apply to this source. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (40 CFR 61) regulations do not apply to this source. This facility is considered a minor source, as all VOC and HAP emissions associated with the evaporation ponds are considered fugitive. The accumulation of point source equipment on-site does not exceed the 100 tons per year criteria emission threshold or the combined HAP limit of 25 tpy or single HAP limit of 10 tpy and as such Title V of the 1990 Clean Air Act does not apply to this source.
The potential emissions, in tons per year, will be as follows: PM10 = 0.34, PM2.5 (subset of PM10) = 0.16, NOx = 6.18, SO2=2.04, CO = 2.47, VOC (including VOC listed HAPs) = 223.01, HAPs (including Methanol) = 106.62, Methanol = 101.21, and CO2e = 2,407.
The completed engineering evaluation and air quality impact analysis showed that the proposed project meets the requirements of federal air quality regulations and the State air quality rules. The Director intends to issue an Approval Order pending a 30-day public comment period. The project proposal, estimate of the effect on local air quality and draft Approval Order are available for public inspection and comment at the Utah Division of Air Quality, 195 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116. Written comments received by the Division at this same address on or before May 18, 2017 will be considered in making the final decision on the approval/disapproval of the proposed project. Email comments will also be accepted at email@example.com. If anyone so requests to the Director in writing within 15 days of publication of this notice, a hearing will be held in accordance with R307-401-7, UAC.
Under Section 19-1-301.5, a person who wishes to challenge a Permit Order may only raise an issue or argument during an adjudicatory proceeding that was raised during the public comment period and was supported with sufficient information or documentation to enable the Director to fully consider the substance and significance of the issue.
Date of Notice: April 18, 2017
Published in the Vernal Express April 18, 2017.