Monday, March 12, 2018

Air Quality Public Hearings - FORD - DTE CHP Permit Application

**Notice of Air Quality Public Hearings**

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, is proposing to act on Permit to Install application No. 144-17 from DTE Dearborn CEP LLC (DTE)

The permit application is for a proposed installation and operation of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The new DTE CHP plant is proposed to be located at 1641 Carol Shelby Way East, Dearborn, MI. The location is within the existing Ford Motor Company’s R&E campus. Ford is planning on shutting down some of the existing 5 boilers; however, to do so, they need steam to be provided from somewhere else. The new DTE plant would provide this steam. It will also produce electricity which will be sold to the grid. While Ford requires a certain steam load from DTE and is providing them with a location for the plant, DTE will be responsible for compliance with any permits they must acquire.

Public Meetings:

March 20th 5:30 pm - 8:00pm
Dearborn Natural Gas Event
Salina Intermediate School auditorium
2623 Salina St, Dearborn, MI 48120

This event will cover the following topics:

1) share information about the DTE Dearborn CEP, LLC permit, from reps from Great Lakes Environmental Law Center; and any relevant updates about the Consumers permit (DIG)
2) discuss the health impacts of the expansion(s)
3) give any information about the larger natural gas expansion statewide.

March 27th 5:30 pm - ?
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Public Hearing
Edsel Ford High School auditorium
20601 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn, MI 48124

This event will cover the following topics:

1) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm information session about the DTE Dearborn CEP, LLC permit with MDEQ, AQD staff
2) 7:00 pm - ?  Public hearing to take formal testimony on the record.

The public comment period is from February 14, 2018 until March 27, 2018. The public is encouraged to present written views on the proposed permit action.

Additional information about the permit application can be found on the webpage under DTE Dearborn CEP LLC - Permit to Install No. 144-17