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US/Canada Air Quality Agreement - Permitting Information

  1. Facility Information :
      Plum Creek Manufacturing, LP
      Evergreen Facility

  2. Location:
      Approximately 3 miles northeast of Kalispell, Montana near the Evergreen subdivision in SW1/4 Section 33, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, Flathead County.

      Evergreen Facility
      P.O. Box 5257
      Kalispell, Montana 59903

  3. Distance from U.S./Canada border:
      Facility is approximately 107 km from the U.S./Canada border.

  4. Type and size of Facility:
      Wood products complex for the production of lumber and plywood. Proposing to increase the boiler steam production capacity from 100,000 lbs/hr to 140,000 lbs/hr.

  5. Source of Emissions:
      One wood-fired Stoker boiler, two veneer dryers, many baghouses and cyclones from the sawmill, planer, and plywood process, medium density overlay process, scarfing line process, remanufacturing process, and fugitive emissions from mill vehicles and log yard activity.

  6. Type of Fuel:
      Wood waste

  7. Type and Quantity of Emissions:
      Emissions increases (and decreases) due to modification:

      Particulate - 7.65 TPY
      PM-10 - 8.06 TPY
      NOx 228.0 TPY
      VOC 11.1 TPY
      CO 1100.0 TPY
      SO2 3.76 TPY

      Modification is major for NOx and CO only, thus only the NOx and CO emissions need to be addressed in the BACT analysis. Modification consists of an increase in the steam production from the wood-fired Stoker boiler from 100,000 lbs/hr to 140,000 lbs/hr. Area is nonattainment for PM-10.

  8. Emission Control Technology:
      Applicant is proposing no additional controls for the Stoker boiler.

  9. Date Permit Application Received:
      Permit application is dated October 2, 1996 from the State of Montana and was received by Region VIII on October 10, 1996.

  10. Stack Height and Diameter:
      Stoker boiler stack information: height = 102 feet and diameter = 7.167 feet.

  11. Permit Agency Contact:
      Jeff Briggs, Environmental Engineer
      Montana Department of Health & Environmental Sciences
      Air Quality Division
      836 Front Street
      P.O. Box 200901
      Helena, Montana 59620-0901
Data entered : 12-12-96



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