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Volume CLVIII, No. 51
December 20, 2018
The British Columbia Gazette
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE

Application for a permit amendment under the provisions of the Environmental Management Act.

We, Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, intend to submit this amendment application to the Director to amend Permit 105176, issued December 22, 2010 which authorizes the discharge of air emissions from a finger joint and laminated wood product manufacturing facility.

The land upon which the facility is situated and the discharge occurs is Lot 1 District Lot 551 Similkameen Division Yale District Plan EPP34540, located near Okanagan Falls, within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

The purpose of this Permit amendment application is to request authorization to increase the discharge of total particulate matter (TPM) from the two existing cyclones, reroute the discharge from the baghouse to atmosphere, and to discharge air emissions from a new pellet bin cyclone and biomass heater. Characteristics of the discharge are as follows:

Source: Big Cyclone, Flow Rate (m3/min), Before: 849.48, After: 880, TPM Concentration (mg/m3), Before: 116, After: 116, Operating Conditions (hours/year), Before: 1,248, After: 2,920, TPM Discharge (tonnes/year), Before: 7.4, After: 17.9;

Source: Small Cyclone, Flow Rate (m3/min), Before: 240.72, After: 250, TPM Concentration (mg/m3), Before: 116, After: 116, Operating Conditions (hours/year), Before: 1,248, After: 2,920, TPM Discharge (tonnes/year), Before: 2.1, After: 5.1;

Source: Pellet Bin Cyclone, Flow Rate (m3/min), Before: -, After: 280, TPM Concentration (mg/m3), Before: -, After: 116, Operating Conditions (hours/year), Before: -, After: 8,760, TPM Discharge (tonnes/year), Before: -, After: 17.1;

Source: Baghouse, Flow Rate (m3/min), Before: -, After: 820, TPM Concentration (mg/m3), Before: -, After: 20, Operating Conditions (hours/year), Before: -, After: 8,760, TPM Discharge (tonnes/year), Before: -, After: 8.6;

Source: Heater, Flow Rate (m3/min), Before: -, After: 21, TPM Concentration (mg/m3), Before: -, After: 45, Operating Conditions (hours/year), Before: -, After: 4,368, TPM Discharge (tonnes/year), Before: -, After: 0.2;

In addition, this Permit amendment application is requesting authorization to discharge fugitive emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the biomass heater and an evaporation tray.

Any person who may be adversely affected by the proposed amendment and wishes to provide relevant information may, within 30 days after the last date of posting, publishing, service or display, send written comments to the applicant, with a copy to the Regional Director, Environmental Protection at 102 Industrial Place, Penticton, BC V2A 7C8. The identity of any respondents and the contents of anything submitted in relation to this application will become part of the public record.

Dated this 12th day of December, 2018.

Contact person: Sloane More

Email address: smore@structurlam.com

Phone: 250-492-8912. [de20]