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New Source Review (NSR) Permitting

Great Northern Paper Millinocket Mill - Permitting Information

1. Facility Information

Great Northern Paper Millinocket Mill

2. Location

Millinocket, Maine

3. Distance from US/Canada Border

60 miles and 96 km.

4. Facility Type and Size

Major source modification of sulfite process pulp and paper mill. Physical changes include rebuilding Great Northern Paper's (GNP's) #11 paper machine for greater speed and heavier basis weight "supercalendar" paper; replacing a roll wrapping line with one to take a larger roll; improving drainage on #7 and #8 paper machines for 6% greater speed; and increasing pulp bleaching capacity from 278 to 380 ADT/Day.

5. Sources of Emissions

Most emission increases would occur because of greater fuel oil burning in the power boilers, and pulp production in the RMP and sulfite mills.

6. Type of Fuel

fuel oil

7. Type and Quantity of Emissions

Pollutant Actual Emissions (tpy) Future Actual (tpy) Current License (tpy) (=Current & Future Allowables)
PM 495 609 2020
PM10 304 371 2020
SO2 5778 7224 20291
NO2 1440 1787 3636
CO 86 105 270
VOC 231 270 ?

8. Emission Control Technology

Because emission increases would not occur at new/modified units, no new emission controls or other restrictions will apply to the plant.

9. Date Permit Application Received

Don't know when Maine BAQ received a complete permit application, but Region 1 received a draft permit from Maine on 6/28/2000.

10. Stack Height and Diameter

Power boiler: 106 m. and 50.5 m.; MgO Recovery boiler: 103 m. and 2.4 m.; and Sulfite process: 65 m. and 0.76 m.

11. Permit Agency Contact

Kathy Neil, P.E.,
Maine DEP - BAQ
17 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333-0017