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US/Canada Air Quality Agreement - Permitting Information
- Name of facility :
Great Northern Paper Millinocket Mill
- Distance from U.S./Canada border:
60 miles and 96 km.
- 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.
- 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.
- Type of fuel:
- 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 ?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Permitting Authority:
Kathy Neil, P.E.,
Maine DEP - BAQ
17 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333-0017