L-P requests higher emissions; hearing set Thurs.
A hearing will be held Thursday on a request from Louisiana-Pacific’s plant in Center for higher emissions of formaldehyde from its production equipment. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will host a public forum to answer questions and receive comments about L-P’s permit request Thursday, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Nicholson Community Center, located at 175 Lakeview Drive, Nicholson.
L-P’s facility is located at 10910 Commerce Road, Athens.
In its air quality application, L-P requested that the EPD amend its permit to increase formaldehyde emission limits from its dryers and the press. Formaldehyde is considered a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) by the Environmental Protection Agency.
During the meeting, EPD representatives will make a brief presentation before holding a question-and-answer (Q&A) session. EPD will follow that with a public hearing to receive formal comments regarding the proposed permit amendment.
For information on the permit modification application or review process, contact James “Jac” Capp at 404-363-7020, or John Yntema at 404-363-7117.
For information about the Q&A or public hearing, contact Thomas Smith at 404-362-2790.