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New Source Review (NSR) Permitting

Pepperidge Farm Inc.

1. Facility Information

Pepperidge Farm Inc.

2. Location

3320 State Route 103 E
Willard, Ohio 44890
Huron County

3. Distance from US/Canada Border

Approximately 70 km (Middle Island, Ontario in Lake Erie)

4. Facility Type and Size

Cookie and cracker production

5. Sources of Emissions

This permit-to-install (PTI) is for a proposed new cracker line that will produce yeast-leavened goldfish crackers. Cracker Line #9 (P012) is the proposed new source. The Four Silos and Roadways will not undergo any physical changes, but will experienec increased use to due an increase in cracker production requiring more ingredients to be delivered and stored as well as increased shipping going out of the facility.

6. Type of Fuel

Natural gas is used for the boilers and ovens

7. Type and Quantity of Emissions

Pollutant Tons/Yr













8. Emission Control Technology


Use of a catalytic oxidizer to control VOC emissions. The catalytic oxidizer must have an overall VOC control efficiency (including capture and destruction efficiencies) of 95% or a VOC outlet concentration of 10 ppmv from the natural gas-fired oven on a 3-hr average

Proofing and Mixing

Minimize emissions during proofing by covering dough troughs with plastic

Develop and implement a Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) which outlines the required cleaning operations and cleaning schedule for the mixing and proofing equipment and area, based on Food and Drug Administration (FDS) requirements. The plan shall include, but not be limited to, requirements for the removal of excess dough, product and oils from equipment and requirements for washing the equipment and area floors


A VOC emission limit of 101.09 tons VOC/yr from machining/laminating

9. Date Permit Application Received

The initial application was recevied 6/28/2019 and a significantly revised application was submitted on 10/31/2019.

10. Stack Height and Diameter

Stack-Vertical Obstructed

Stack Height: 36 ft

Inside Diameter: 2 ft

11. Permit Agency Contact

Mike Hopkins, P.E.
Assistant Chief, Permitting Section, DAPC
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Lazarus Government Center
50 West Town Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
(614) 644-3611