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New Source Review (NSR) Permitting

DaimlerChrysler Corporation - Permitting Information

1. Facility Information

DaimlerChrysler Corporation

2. Location

Auburn Hills, Oakland County, Michigan

3. Distance from US/Canada Border

about 50 km

4. Facility Type and Size

automotive manufacturing plant; the permit application is for an increase in fuel use for the existing eighty engine test cells (cells used to conduct various tests on vehicle engines); 50 cells are controlled and 30 are not controlled.

5. Sources of Emissions

test cells

6. Type of Fuel

leaded and unleaded gasoline

7. Type and Quantity of Emissions

Emission limits are as following;

Pollutant       Controlled cells (TPY)       Uncontrolled Cells (TPY)
NOx       218.2       32.1
CO       20.8       501
VOC       12.5       25.7
Lead       0.58       0.37

8. Emission Control Technology

the controlled test cells will use thermal oxidizers and catalytic converters to control NOx, CO, and VOC.

9. Date Permit Application Received

MDEQ received the application on February 11, 2002, and USEPA received the proposed permit on October 22, 2002.

10. Stack Height and Diameter

  • uncontrolled cells: two stacks 56 ft height/10 in diameter, one 56 ft height/16 in diameter,
  • controlled cells: three stacks 59 ft height/24 in diameter, one 56 ft height/16in diameter

11. Permit Agency Contact

Lori L. Peacock
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Air Quality Division
PO Box 30260
Lansing MI 48909
Tel. 517-373-7082