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US/Canada Air Quality Agreement - Permitting Information


  1. Name of facility :
      Ford Motor Company
      Dearborn Assembly Plant

  2. Location:
      3001 Miller Road
      Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan

      Permit to Install Application
      Number 454-96C

  3. Distance from U.S./Canada border:
      10 miles

  4. Type and size of Facility:
      Automotive Paint Shop in an
      Automobile Assembly Plant

      Existing source is major for PSD for
      volatile organic compounds

      Project is a major modification under
      PSD for NOx and PM-10 and must meet BACT
      for these pollutants

  5. Source of Emissions:
      Increase allowable usage of natural gas
      from 880 million cubic feet per year to
      1600 million cubic feet per year. The
      natural gas usage increase is spread
      across the paint curing ovens, paint
      booth air supply houses, air pollution
      control equipment, hot water boilers,
      and space heaters.

  6. Type of fuel:
      natural gas

  7. Type and quantity of emissions:
      Pollutant      Current Permit     
      (Tons/year)
      Proposed Permit     
      (Tons/year)
      Change     
      (Tons/year)
      VOC 1,228.1 prior to
      5/1/06
      1,231.1 prior to
      5/1/06
      +3.0 prior to
      5/1/06
      VOC 1,212.9 on and
      after 5/1/06
      1,215.9 on and
      after 5/1/06
      +3.0 on and
      after 5/1/06
      PM 10 17.2 18.8 +1.6
      NOx 39.7 79.5 +39.8

  8. Controlled Emissions Estimate and Control Technology:
      Low NOx Burners is proposed as BACT for NOx and natural gas
      usage as BACT for combustion units. Water wash or dry
      filter controls are proposed as BACT for PM 10 for coating
      and sanding operations.

  9. Date permit application received by State:
      October 2, 2001

  10. Stack height and diameter:
      Stack Heights: 109 - 135 ft.
      Stack Diameters: 1.5 - 6 ft.

  11. Permit agency's contact name, address, telephone number
      Lynn Fiedler, Supervisor
      Permit Section
      Air Quality Division
      Department of Environmental Quality
      P.O. Box 30260
      525 West Allegan
      Lansing, Michigan   48909
      (517) 373-7087

      Or

      Steve Zervas
      Air Quality Division
      (517) 373-7083

      http://www.deq.state.mi.us/aqd

Date permit proposal received by USEPA: November 5, 2001
Proposed date of public hearing, if requested: December 12, 2001
Close of public comment period if no hearing requested: December 4, 2001


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