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Air Emissions Permitting

Connecticut

Services: Environmental Compliance & Permitting
Client Served: Industrial (Small manufacturer)


As industrial facilities in Connecticut have expanded their manufacturing capabilities with new equipment or have relocated their existing operations to newer facilities, Loureiro has provided support with navigating through Connecticut’s environmental regulations that govern the construction and operation of air emission sources including coating lines, printing presses, paint spray booths, and emergency generators.

The air permitting process can take more six months and starts during the planning phase of a project long before the equipment arrives on-site. A manufacturer of folder paper cartons for beverage, pharmaceutical, and consumer products packaging came to Loureiro planning to expand their manufacturing capacity by purchasing a second off-set lithographic printing press. The first step in the process was a full evaluation to understand how the process or equipment will operate, what regulated air pollutants will be emitted, and what air permitting obligations will apply. As part of the initial evaluation, Lourerio also looked for process changes such as material substitutions or the use of more efficient equipment that could reduce or eliminate the facility’s air permitting burden. Loureiro identified a temporary material substitution that allowed the facility to construct and operate the printing press until a formal permit was issued.

The next phase of the process was the preparation and submittal of a permit application to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Loureiro worked with multiple entities including the facility, the press manufacturer, and material suppliers to prepare the permit application in an expedited timeframe to meet the facility’s funding obligations. Once the permit was submitted, Loureiro kept the permit process moving by acting as a liaison between the facility and the DEEP. As an advocate for our client, Loureiro worked with DEEP to obtain an air permit that included the least regulatory burden possible and allowed for the most manufacturing flexibility.

Highlights

  • Identified a temporary material substitution that allow the facility to get the new equipment installed and operating before the air permit was in place.
  • Worked with multiple entities to prepare and submit a permit application in an expedited timeframe.
  • Acted as an advocate and liaison between the facility and the DEEP.