For Immediate Release
June 27, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

Notice of Determination on Public Hearing Following Comment Period on DHS Air Quality Permit

TOPEKA, Kan.—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility has applied for an air quality construction permit for a proposed facility to be located at 1980 Denison Avenue in Manhattan, Kan. Public comment has been received and will be considered according to permitting laws and regulations for this type of facility. A public hearing was tentatively scheduled to receive comments on the proposed issuance of the air quality construction permit; however, a hearing will not be held as there is not sufficient reason to do so as set out in Kansas law.

DHS has applied for a permit to construct seven boilers (33.475 MMBtu/hr each), seven emergency generator diesel engines (2,709 BHP each), five underground ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) storage tanks (40,000 gallons each) and two medical waste incinerators.

A copy of the public notice, draft permit and draft Air Quality Impact Analysis are available online at http://www.kdheks.gov/bar/nbaf/nbaf.html. Copies of the draft permit can also be reviewed at the KDHE North Central District Office, 2501 Market Place, Suite D, Salina, Kansas, 67401. Standard departmental cost will be assessed for any copies requested. 

To obtain or review the draft permit, contact Lynelle Ladd at (785) 296-1719 in Topeka or the KDHE North Central District Office at (785) 827-9639.