Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Murphy Oil Meraux Terminal

Public Notice
Title V Part 70 Renewal and Modification

LDEQ Public Notice=

The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on a proposed Part 70 air operating permit renewal/modification for Meraux Oil USA Inc., P. O. Box 100, Meraux, Louisiana 70075 for the Meraux Terminal. The facility is located at 2501 East St. Bernard Highway, Meraux, St. Bernard Parish.

Meraux Oil USA Inc. requested a renewal/modification for the Meraux Terminal which currently operates under Permit No. 2500-00027-V2 dated October 25, 2007.

Meraux Terminal proposes the following changes to the permit:

1. Increase the throughput of the terminal from 675 to 1027 MM gallons per year;

2. Incorporate tank emission caps for Gasoline/Ethanol, Emission Point GE-TC, and Diesel, Emission Point D-TC, to allow for operational flexibility;

3. Incorporate the Case-by-Case dated March 5, 2010, and approved March 26, 2010, for an additive tank, Emission Point 4-3;

4. Remove Additive Tank, Emission Point 4-2, from the permit (an Insignificant Activity);

5. Incorporate a Wastewater Tank (Grey Water Tank), Emission Point T-GW;

6. Reconcile fugitive emissions based on the current modification and fugitive component audit;

7. Update Insignificant Activities List and the General Condition Activities List based on updated components, modification, and operating conditions; and

8. Reconcile specific requirements and minor updates based on the applicability and operating conditions.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Disposal Regulations

Coal Ash Threatens Water From Baton Rouge Southwards  by Susan Buchanan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is worried about coal ash nationally, and is holding hearings across the country this month to gather ideas about how to regulate its disposal.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

LDEQ Meeting and Public Comments

The St Bernard Parish Council has requested a Public Hearing on Murphy Oil's Land Treatment Unit Post Closure Plan. The LDEQ Public Hearing will be held on 9/23/2010 at 6pm in the Council Chambers.

More Information Here

LDEQ is accepting Public Comments on its proposed settlement agreement with
Murphy Oil's Meraux refinery on alleged violations of its LPDES water discharge permit.\862010_13970490.HTM

Proposed Settlement

Written comments can be submitted to the Louisiana Department of
Environmental Quality, Office of the Secretary, Legal Affairs Division, RE:
Settlement Tracking No. SA-WE-10-0040, Post Office Box 4302, Baton Rouge
Louisiana 70821-4302, Attention: Carolyn O. Bryant, Attorney, or email
comments to SPOC at with same reference tracking number and contact
attention. Public Comment deadline is 9/20/2010.

For more information scroll down for Murphy Oil Settlement
or go to the LDEQ website, at  , by selecting Divisions, Enforcement,
and Settlement Agreements for Murphy Oil AI #1238

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 14 2010 road work aggregate stockpiles along canal side of street without rain runoff provisions.  Stockpiles were used by the time of the October 2010 inspection , when photos were taken of additional aggregate stored on nearby vacant lots.  The road work is being done throughout the parish.

Other sections of the road work seem to be using a different type of aggregate: calcium carbonate, the solid waste from the nearby sugar refinery.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

its not just in drywall

Hydrogen Sulfide dangers

The presence of traces of hydrogen sulfide in air aggravates the breathing, increases the probability of contracting diseases due to bacteria and viruses, reduces the iron in the blood an compromises certain functions of the liver and kidneys

Friday, September 3, 2010

LDEQ EnvironSchool Session

Please Join Us for an evening Community Town Hall Meeting hosted by Concerned Citizens

Agenda:  LDEQ EnvironSchool Session "Ambient Air Monitoring" stations in our community.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 6:30pm
Room 100 at Chalmette High School

Admission is Free and Open to the Public
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