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US/Canada Air Quality Agreement - Permitting Information

  1. Name of facility :
      Great Northern Paper Millinocket Mill

  2. Location:
      Millinocket, Maine

  3. Distance from U.S./Canada border:
      60 miles and 96 km.

  4. Type and size of Facility:
      Major source modification of sulfite process pulp and paper mill. Physical changes include rebuilding Great Northern Paper's (GNP's) #11 paper machine for greater speed and heavier basis weight "supercalendar" paper; replacing a roll wrapping line with one to take a larger roll; improving drainage on #7 and #8 paper machines for 6% greater speed; and increasing pulp bleaching capacity from 278 to 380 ADT/Day.

  5. Source of Emissions:
      Most emission increases would occur because of greater fuel oil burning in the power boilers, and pulp production in the RMP and sulfite mills.

  6. Type of fuel:
      fuel oil

  7. Type and quantity of emissions:
    Pollutant Actual Emissions (tpy) Future Actual (tpy) Current License (tpy) (=Current & Future Allowables)
    PM 495 609 2020
    PM10 304 371 2020
    SO2 5778 7224 20291
    NO2 1440 1787 3636
    CO 86 105 270
    VOC 231 270 ?

  8. Emission control technology:
      Because emission increases would not occur at new/modified units, no new emission controls or other restrictions will apply to the plant.

  9. Date permit application received: - Don't know when Maine BAQ received a complete permit application, but Region 1 received a draft permit from Maine on 6/28/2000.

  10. Stack height and diameter: - Power boiler: 106 m. and 50.5 m.; MgO Recovery boiler: 103 m. and 2.4 m.; and Sulfite process: 65 m. and 0.76 m.

  11. Permitting Authority:
      Kathy Neil, P.E.,
      Maine DEP - BAQ
      17 State House Station
      Augusta Maine 04333-0017

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