Methyl Bromide Log Fumigation Permitting Actions and Information

On the issue of methyl bromide in log fumigation use, the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) established an Acceptable Ambient Level and designated it as a state Toxic Air Pollutant, effective November 1, 2020. Read more information here.

On September 29, 2021, DAQ issued two permits for Ecolab, Inc. and Flowers Timber Company, Inc. Both facilities applied for permit modifications to continue operations within the limits required under a new state emissions rule regulating log fumigation.  You can find more information below.

Permitting Information

Existing Methyl Bromide permits

Existing Methyl Bromide permits

The Division of Air Quality sent letters to the following facilities that informed them of their requirement to comply with 15A NCAC 2D .0546 by December 30, 2020 and to submit a permit modification application with changes to include, but not limited to, appropriate monitoring protocols, recordkeeping or control measures. Their final permits and permitting documents can be found below.

County Facility
New Hanover

Ecolab, Inc. 
2202 Burnett Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28402
Facility ID: 6500356

2021 Permitting Documents:
Previous Permitting Documents:

Flowers Timber Company, Inc.
140 Greenfield Cemetery Rd.
Seven Springs, NC 28578
Facility ID: 9600280

Previous Permitting Documents: