Mar. 03, 2021: This facility will significantly impact the ambient air quality of the surrounding community affecting public health. We are respectfully requesting that NCDAQ require AERMOD air modeling for ITD at least for the criteria pollutant of NO2. Our air modeling results indicate that the ITD facility has a high probability of exceeding the NAAQS ambient air quality 1-hr standard for NO2 - especially when adding the background concentration.
The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has previously determined that using railroad ties to generate energy makes it possible to avoid stricter rules required for incinerators (which is a questionable decision).