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Methyl Bromide Log Fumigation Permitting Actions and Information

On the issue of methyl bromide in log fumigation use, the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is pursuing rulemaking through the Environmental Management Commission to require log fumigation operations to take appropriate measures to safeguard public health. DAQ also asked the Scientific Advisory Board to establish an Acceptable Ambient Level for methyl bromide and designate it as a state Toxic Air Pollutant. Read the SAB Risk Analysis and Acceptable Ambient Level final report.

The proposed rule establishes emission control requirements for hazardous air pollutants and toxic air pollutants from log fumigation operations.  A proposed amendment adds methyl bromide to the toxic air pollutant list with an AAL value of 0.005mg/m3 (milligrams per cubic meter) with a 24-hour averaging time. The Environmental Management Commission is also requesting public comment on a range for the AAL from 0.005 mg/m3 to 0.078 mg/m3.  

Learn more about the proposed rule

Permitting Information

Existing Methyl Bromide permits

Existing Methyl Bromide permits

The Division of Air Quality sent these facilities a 60-day Notice of Intent to Modify their permits, with changes to include, but not limited to, appropriate monitoring protocols, recordkeeping or control measures. 

County Facility
Bladen

Ecolab Inc. Elizabethtown NC (formerly RLS Log Facility)
1419 NC 53 W
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Facility ID: 0900093
Permit
Notice of Intent to Modify

Columbus

Ecolab Inc-Chadbourn (formerly Royal Pest Solutions, Inc.)
799 Grist Rd
Chadbourn, NC 28412
Facility ID: 2400164
Permit
Notice of Intent to Modify

New Hanover

Royal Pest Solutions, Inc. dba Royal Fumigation
2202 Burnett Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28402
Facility ID: 6500356
Permit
*Applying for Permit Renewal
Additional Information Letter
Additional Information Letter Jan 2019
Ecolab Response Jan 2019

Royal Pest Solutions Log Facility
3701 River Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Facility ID: 6500367
Permit
Notice of Intent to Modify

Royal Pest Solutions, Inc.
800 & 810 Sunnyvale Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28412
Facility ID: 6500355
Permit Rescission
*No longer in operation 

Wayne

Flowers Timber Company, Inc.
140 Greenfield Cemetery Rd.
Seven Springs, NC 28578
Facility ID: 9600280
Permit
Notice of Intent to Modify

Pending Applications

Pending Applications

As of July 26, 2018, applications for these facilities are on hold pending evaluation of requested information about their monitoring protocols, capture and control processes, and proposed operational limits. 

County Facility 
Camden

Renewable Green Inc
149 Lilly Road
South Mills, NC 27976
Application

Additional Information Letter

Halifax

Royal Pest Solutions, Inc.
476 Lees Meadow Rd
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Application

Additional Information Letter

Martin

Pinnacle World Trade, LLC
Factory Street
Williamston, NC Site
Application

Additional Information Letter

Malec Brothers Transport, LLC

Malec Brothers Transport, LLC

Malec Brothers Transport, LLC

As proposed, the Malec Brothers Transport, LLC facility would have been the largest methyl bromide log fumigation site in the state.  DAQ directed Malec Brothers Transport to provide more information on additional monitoring and safety measures and put the application on hold. In January 2019, Malec Brothers formally withdrew the permit application.

Hearing Officer’s Report

Director’s Transmittal Memo

Request for More Information Letter

State of Air Quality Surrounding Malec Brothers Transport Facility

Environmental Justice Impact Statement

Permit Application

Memo on Permit Withdrawal