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New Source Review (NSR) Permitting

Ford Motor Company Dearborn Assembly Plant - Permitting Information

1. Facility Information

Ford Motor Company
Dearborn Assembly Plant

2. Location

3001 Miller Road
Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan

Permit to Install Application Number 454-96C

3. Distance from US/Canada Border

10 miles

4. Facility Type and Size

Automotive Paint Shop in an Automobile Assembly Plant

Existing source is major for PSD for volatile organic compounds

Project is a major modification under PSD for NOx and PM-10 and must meet BACT for these pollutants

5. Sources of Emissions

Increase allowable usage of natural gas from 880 million cubic feet per year to 1600 million cubic feet per year. The natural gas usage increase is spread across the paint curing ovens, paint booth air supply houses, air pollution control equipment, hot water boilers, and space heaters.

6. Type of Fuel

natural gas

7. Type and Quantity of Emissions

Pollutant      Current Permit     
Proposed Permit     
VOC 1,228.1 prior to
1,231.1 prior to
+3.0 prior to
VOC 1,212.9 on and
after 5/1/06
1,215.9 on and
after 5/1/06
+3.0 on and
after 5/1/06
PM 10 17.2 18.8 +1.6
NOx 39.7 79.5 +39.8

8. Emission Control Technology

Low NOx Burners is proposed as BACT for NOx and natural gas usage as BACT for combustion units. Water wash or dry filter controls are proposed as BACT for PM 10 for coating and sanding operations.

9. Date Permit Application Received

October 2, 2001

10. Stack Height and Diameter

Stack Heights: 109 - 135 ft.
Stack Diameters: 1.5 - 6 ft.

11. Permit Agency Contact

Lynn Fiedler, Supervisor
Permit Section
Air Quality Division
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30260
525 West Allegan
Lansing, Michigan   48909
(517) 373-7087


Steve Zervas
Air Quality Division
(517) 373-7083

Date permit proposal received by USEPA: November 5, 2001
Proposed date of public hearing, if requested: December 12, 2001
Close of public comment period if no hearing requested: December 4, 2001