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Environmental Hearing Board Appeal

     On November 24th, 2011 two area residents, Dr. Robert Concilus and Leah Humes, filed an appeal with the Environmental Hearing Board. The appeal outlines fifteen legal objections to the Air Quality Permit issued by the Pensylvania DEP to Crawford Renewable Energy for the proposed tire burning plant. Here is the press release that has been issued:


     Click Here to read the press release.

     Click Here to download the press release in PDF format.

Documents relating to the appeal are available on the Environmental Hearing Board website. You can read the appeal as it was filed, and follow other filings as they happen here:
The Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board - Case Number: 2011167

CRE Air Quality Permit & DEP Responses

PA DEP Hearing Testimony 

July 2011 Filings Update 

Technical Deficiency Letters

Resources and Background Information

Greenwood Township Ordinance 1981-1

    This is the existing ordinance which CARE feels covers the proposed incinerator, and the opinion issued by
Greenwood Township solicitor Bill Walker on the subject.

Area Biologists letter on Geneva Marsh impact

    Dr. Eugene Morton and Dr. Bridget Stutchbury have written this letter about the negative impact the emissions would have on Geneva Marsh. They are biologists at the Hemlock Hill Field Station in Cambridge Springs, PA.  

Dr. Sherri A. Mason's Presentations

Dr. Sherri A. Mason, Associate Professor of Chemistry at SUNY Fredonia, recently gave two presentations on the science behind the proposed tire incinerator, and the dangerous emissions that would come with it. The first was held at Allegheny College in Meadville and the second at Edinboro University. 

Dr. Sherri A. Mason's Letters to the Meadville Tribune

    Dr. Sherri A. Mason is an Associate Professor of Chemistry, coordinator of the Environmental Sciences program,
and coordinator of Community-Based Research at SUNY-Fredonia.

Medical Reports and Position Statements 

Note: Crawford Renewable Energy (CRE) was formerly known as Erie Renewable Energy (ERE)

Crawford County Planning Commission Report

The Crawford County Planning Commission recently produced this report for the Greenwood Township supervisors on the planning and development aspects of the proposed incinerator.

PAGE 1  - PAGE 2 - PAGE 3 - PAGE 4 - PAGE 5 - PAGE 6 - PAGE 7 - PAGE 8

Tire Availability

    One major issue surrounding the proposed incinerator is the lack of available tires in the area needed to run the facility for any length of time. It would consume up to 36.5 million tires a year. These reports include information on the numbers of available tires in PA and surrounding areas.

Housing Value Studies

Recent National Studies

Crawford Renewable Energy 2010 Permit Application - Greenwood Township

       This is the current emissions application for the proposed tire incinerator. CRE was previously known as ERE (Erie Renewable Energy). Both names are used in the application. These files came from the copy available at the Meadville Public Library. The files are in PDF format, and can be up to 2MB in size.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
PADEP COMMENTS ON AQMP
LETTER FROM DEP TO EEMI
SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION
SECTION 2 PROJECT DESCRIPTION
SECTION 3 EMISSION INVENTORY
SECTION 4 REVIEW OF POTENTIALLY APPLICABLE AIR QUALITY REGULATIONS
SECTION 5 CONTROL TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION
SECTION 6.1 CFB APPLICATION
SECTION 6.2 PROCESS APPLICATION - OTHER EMISSION UNITS
SECTION 6.3 ADDENDUM As' AND ADDENDUM 1s'
                        Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4
SECTION 7 MODELING PROTOCOL SUBMITTAL
SECTION 8 AIR QUALITY IMPACTS OF CRITERIA POLLUTANTS FROM MEADVILLE POWER STATION
                        Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4
SECTION 9 NON-ATTAINMENT NSR ANALYSIS
SECTION 10 CAIR AND NOx BUDGET PERMIT ANALYSIS
APPENDIX A GENERAL INFORMATION FORM (GIF)
APPENDIX B MUNICIPAL NOTIFICATIONS AND RETURN RECEIPTS
APPENDIX C COMPLIANCE HISTORY FORM
APPENDIX D MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
APPENDIX E SITEMAP AND DRAWINGS
           September 2010 Update
     DISPERSION MODELING OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS
     ATTACHMENT 1 HAP INPUT FILE FOR 2003 FOR YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO AERSURFACE MET

ERE Erie Application 

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