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Republic Steel, f/k/a Republic Engineered Products, Inc


  1. Name of the facility:
    • Republic Steel, f/k/a Republic Engineered Products, Inc
  1. Location:
    • 1807 28th Street, Lorain Ohio, Lorain County
  1. Distance from the US/Canada border:
    • Approximately 20 miles
  1. Type/size of the facility:
    • Steel production facility
    • 150 ton per hour electric arc furnace
    • 65 MMBtu/hr natural gas-fired package boiler
  1. Source of emissions:
    • Electric arc furnace
    • Package boiler
    • Flux and carbon material handling and storage system
    • Roadways and parking areas
  1. Type of fuel:
    • Natural gas
  1. Type/quantity of mass emission rates:
    • Electric Arc Furnace:
      • PM10 (filterable and condensable) emissions shall not exceed 0.0034 gr/dscf.
      • PM2.5 (filterable and condensable) emissions shall not exceed 0.0033 gr/dscf.
      • SO2 emissions shall not exceed 0.63 lb/ton as calculated on a weighted average basis for all heats over a rolling, 12-month period.
      • NOx emissions shall not exceed 0.50 lb/ton.
      • Pb emissions shall not exceed 0.000007 gr/dscf and 0.22 ton/yr.
      • CO emissions shall not exceed 3.5 lbs/ton and 2,100 tons/yr as a rolling, 12-month summation.
      • VOC emissions shall not exceed 0.20 lb/ton, and 120 tons/yr as a rolling, 12-month summation.
      • SO2 emissions shall not exceed 378.9 tons/yr as a rolling, 12-month summation.
      • NOx emissions shall not exceed 300 tons/yr as a rolling, 12-month summation.
      • Hg emissions shall not exceed 0.0000045 gr/dscf and 0.14 ton/yr.
      • PE/PM (filterable) emissions shall not exceed 0.0052 gr/dscf from the exhaust of the melt shop baghouse (No. EAFBH01).
      • Visible particulate emissions from the melt shop baghouse (No. EAFBH01) shall not exceed three (3) percent opacity as a six-minute average.
      • Visible particulate emissions of fugitive dust from the melt shop due to operation of the EAF shall not exceed six (6) percent opacity as a six-minute average.
      • Visible particulate emissions from the melt shop baghouse (No. EAFBH01) dust handling equipment shall not exceed ten (10) percent opacity as a six-minute average.
      • Visible particulate emissions of fugitive dust from the melt shop due to operation of the EAF shall not exceed six (6) percent opacity as a six-minute average.
    • Package Boiler:
      • Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions shall not exceed 0.07 lb/MMBtu (as measured at the maximum firing condition).
      • Particulate emissions (PE) shall not exceed 0.53 lb/hr and 0.12 tpy.
      • Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions shall not exceed 0.037 lb/hr and 0.16 tpy.
      • Carbon monoxide (CO) emissions shall not exceed 0.04 lb/MMBtu (as measured at the maximum firing condition) and 11.4 tpy.
      • Volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions shall not exceed 0.35 lb/hr and 1.52 tpy.
      • PE shall not exceed 0.020 lb/MMBtu of actual heat input.
      • Visible particulate emissions from the stack serving this emissions unit shall not exceed 20% opacity as a 6-minute average, except as provided by the rule.
    • Flux and Carbon Handling and Storage:
      • PM10 shall not exceed 0.08 lb/hr and 0.12 tpy.
      • PM2.5 shall not exceed 0.012 lb/hr and 0.02 tpy.
      • Visible particulate emissions from the stack serving this emissions unit shall not exceed 20% opacity as a 6-minute average, except as provided by the rule.
      • Visible emissions of fugitive dust from the material handling operations shall not exceed 20% opacity as a 3-minute average.
    • Roadways and Parking Areas:
      • PM10 emissions shall not exceed x tons/yr.
      • PM2.5 emissions shall not exceed x tons/yr.
      • Visible particulate emissions from any unpaved roadway or parking area shall not exceed 10 percent opacity.
      • Visible particulate emissions from any paved roadway or parking area shall not exceed 10 percent opacity.
  1. Emission control technology
    • Electric Arc Furnace:
      • Direct-shell evacuation control system with adjustable air gap and water-cooled elbow and duct
      • Melt shop canopy hood system
      • Baghouse
      • Scrap Management Plan
    • Package Boiler:
      • Proper burner design and good natural gas combustion practices
    • Flux and Carbon Handling and Storage:
      • The use of a three-wall and roofed enclosure with dust capture hood tied to the melt shop baghouse.
      • The use of melt shop roof canopy tied to melt shop baghouse.
    • Roadways and Parking Areas:
      • In accordance with the permittee's permit application, the permittee has committed to treat the unpaved roadways and parking areas with water and/or any other suitable dust suppression chemicals and the paved roadways and parking areas with water and by sweeping, at sufficient treatment frequencies to ensure compliance.
  1. Date permit application received:
    • December 16, 2011
  1. Stack height and diameter:
    • 150 ft, 21 ft
  1. Permit agency's contact name, address, telephone number:

    Mike Hopkins
    Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
    Lazarus Government Center
    122 S. Front Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
    (614) 644-3611

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