Air Pollution from Besicorp
Air Pollution From the Empire State Newsprint Project
The potential emissions from this facility will exceed the major source thresholds for all of the PSD (Prevention of Significant Deterioration) regulated pollutants. The facility is located in a non-attainment area for ozone. Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are precursors to ozone formation. Therefore the facility will need to meet the most stringent lowest achievable emissions rate (LAER) requirements for the emissions of NOx and VOCs.
|Pollutant||Potential to Emit||Significant Emmission Threshold|
|NOx (Nitrous Oxide):||224.2 tons/year||100|
|VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds):||162.7 tons/year||50|
|SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide) :||155 tons/year||40|
|PM 10 (Particulate Matter < 10 micron):||258 tons/year||15|
|CO (Carbon Monoxide):||150.8 tons/year||100|
|H2SO4 ( Sulfuric Acid):||60.1 tons/year||7|
|NH3 (Ammonia slip):||115.4 tons/year||N/A|
Total Criteria Pollutants: 1.12 Million Pounds per Year
Pollution Credits: Besicorp will need to acquire 258 emissions offsets for NOx and 188 emissions offsets for VOCs
"On a peak traffic scenario, it is estimated that there could be up to 28 trucks on the papermill site plus 5 distillate tank-trucks at the Cogen site, with 50% of the tractors idling and 50% shut down. Therefore, there could be up to 18 diesel engines running and idling during the Wednesday noon-hour time period." (Appendix G-6 – Amec Memo)
For more information or to view photosimulations of the project, see contact below.
Eric Daillie, Project coordinator – Rensselaer County Greens. Tel: (518) 273-8970 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org