Title V Air Permit for Air Curtain Incinerator – Ohio

A provider of wood (timber) mats used to create temporary access roads and staging areas for construction equipment, desired to incinerate used mats as a method of disposal. During pilot testing of the Air Curtain Incinerator, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) for what they considered open burning as defined in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-19-04. Ohio EPA issued another NOV relating to the storage of construction and demolition debris of the used timbers which were waiting to be incinerated. Given these enforcement actions, the client contracted STONE to expedite applying for and obtaining an Ohio EPA Air Permit for the Air Curtain Incinerator in order to resume destruction of the used timber mats. STONE anticipated that a Title V air permit would be required from Ohio EPA and coordinated a meeting with the Division of Air Pollution Control to aid in expediting the permitting process. STONE submitted the Title V air permit application online including the required attachments, such as emission calculations, process flow diagrams, and permit narrative. Following permitting, STONE also completed air emission reporting.

I just wanted to reach out to both of you & all of Stone for your outstanding effort, due diligence & professionalism on this project.

I’m certainly no ESA expert, but I was blown away by the detail contained in your report, especially given the tight timeframe that was required for delivery.

Please know that your work at Walnut Grove is very much appreciated by everyone here at POAH.

For the record, I am now a huge fan of Stone Environmental, and I hope we will continue our working relationship well into the future.

Doug Dempsey, POAH