Notice of Proposal to Issue an Air Quality Control Operating Permit to the United States Air Force, Clear Air Force Station


The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) proposes to issue an Air Quality Control Operating Permit AQ0318TVP04 for the Clear Air Force Station under Alaska Statutes 46.14 and regulation 18 AAC 50.


Applicant:  United States Air Force
                  200 A Street Stop l
                  P.O. Box 40013
                  Clear Air Force Station, AK 99704-5360

Location:   Latitude: 64º 17´ 31" North; Longitude: 149º 11´ 6" West

Activity:  The Clear Air Force Station is divided into three main areas: the Composite Area where most administrative, recreation, and living quarters are located; the Camp Area composed of maintenance shops, civil engineering, and Security Police Forces; and the Operations Area for the SPPARS, Power Plant, and Tech Site.

Application: United States Air Force applied for a renewal operating permit for the Clear Air Force Station. ADEC received the application on March 31, 2017. This public notice is for the draft operating permit only.

Emissions: The potential annual emissions of regulated air contaminants at the facility are: 11.5 tons of particulate matter (PM-10), 163.5 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOX), 9.9 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2), 54.5 tons of carbon monoxide (CO), and 9.4 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOC). The total potential emissions of regulated air contaminants is 248.8 tons per year.

Preliminary Review: Based on review of the application, ADEC has drafted a preliminary permit decision for the Clear Air Force Station.

Available Information: Copies of ADEC’s draft operating permit and statement of basis are available at ADEC’s Anchorage office, 555 Cordova St., Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 269-7577.

The administrative record for this permit is available for review at the Anchorage office of ADEC during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

The draft operating permit and statement of basis are also available at ADEC’s website at:

Opportunity for Public Participation: Notice is also given that any interested person may present written statements relevant to the draft documents by the close of the public comment period. Written comments will be included in the record if received by close of the comment period. ADEC will consider all comments received and make any changes ADEC finds beneficial or necessary to assure compliance with 18 AAC 50 or State Law. Any person may request a public hearing and that hearing will be held if ADEC finds that good cause exists. ADEC will issue a final decision to issue or deny the permit after the close of the public comment period. ADEC complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Natalie Wolfe at (907) 269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 15 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

Please direct written statements or requests relevant to the draft operating permit to Scott Faber by mail to 555 Cordova St., Anchorage, AK 99501, by fax at (907) 269-7508 or send e-mail to Comments must be received by close of public comments period at 4:30 p.m. on March 27, 2018.

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Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: AQ0318TVP04
Publish Date: 2/22/2018
Archive Date: 3/28/2018
  • Public Comments due
    3/27/2018 4:30pm