The potential impacts to the air will be minimal and will not cause any significant adverse impacts. The air emissions result primarily from four in-line boilers, four process heaters, one auxiliary boiler, four backup flares only used for startups and shutdowns, five emergency generators, eight ammonia storage tanks, 14 product storage and day tanks, marine vessel loading, fugitive emissions, and wastewater equipment.
The whole plant has been engineered for efficiency. Wherever technologically feasible, control equipment (e.g., tank/vessel scrubbers) are employed to recover methanol emissions and recycle it back into the process with 95-98% efficiency. The boiler and related process equipment will emit only those substances associated with burning of clean fuel (i.e., natural gas) and small amounts of process gases.
A Clean Air Act Title V permit has been granted.
IGPM has designed the facility and structured operations such that land impacts are avoided or minimized to the maximum extent possible. The facility is not anticipated to create any significant adverse environmental impacts. Impacts on wetland and coastal resources will be addressed using approved mitigation. No disposal of solid or liquid waste is planned for the facility.
IGPM will design, construct, and operate the facility in accordance with best engineering practices to provide maximum safeguards for the protection of the groundwater and surrounding environment. The facility is designed to meet or exceed existing environmental regulations in a manner that minimizes the potential for accidental releases. Safeguards are included in the design to contain any release and minimize offsite consequences.