By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
MELVINDALE – A public hearing will be held regarding Marathon Refinery’s proposed sulfur production and recovery unit project at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 Fort St., Detroit.
Marathon Petroleum has submitted an air permit application with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy for the proposed optimization of its sulfur production from its two Detroit refinery sulfur recovery units, 1001 Oakwood Blvd.
EGLE will take public comments by email, regular mail and phone until Aug. 10, and at the Aug. 1 public hearing, which will in person and online.
To read a summary of the air permit application, Marathon’s proposed project and other information, go to Michigan.gov/egle/about/organization/air-quality/public-notice.
Comments may be sent via e-mail to [email protected].
Voice mail comments may be left at 517-284-0900, and written comments may be mailed to EGLE at its Air Quality Division, Permit Section, P.O. Box 30260, Lansing, MI, 48909-7760.
During the virtual and live public hearing, a brief presentation will be made about the proposed project, after which EGLE staff will answer questions from the public. Following the presentation and the question-and-answer portion of the meeting, the official public hearing portion will be held.
Andrew Drury of EGLE’s Air Quality Division said all public comments will be considered and reviewed before EGLE AQD makes its decision. In addition, all those who comment on the record will receive a written response, and a copy of the EGLE’s decision about the permit request will be provided as well.