Pittsburgh, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a National Pollution Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) permit amendment to Shell Chemical
Appalachia for the proposed petrochemical complex in Beaver County.
The permit allows for discharges of treated wastewater and stormwater
into the Ohio River, Poorhouse Run, and Rag Run from Shell’s proposed
DEP held a public comment period and several public hearings seeking
input on the NPDES permit modification and the Air Quality Plan Approval
for the facility. Comments from the public were accepted at the public
hearings and during public comment periods in October and December 2016.
The final modified Air Quality Plan was approved December 30, 2016.
A copy of the amended NPDES permit and fact sheet addendum, which
includes DEP’s responses to the public comments, can be viewed at DEP’s
Southwest Regional Office at 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
or DEP’s website: http://www.dep.pa.gov/About/Regional/SouthwestRegion/Community%20Information/Pages/Shell.aspx
MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Fraley, 412-442-4203