EPA Maryvale Mill update
Application for second temporary authorisation to adjust some Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) licence limits
Following the completion of additional improvement actions, Opal submitted an application for a second temporary authorisation to EPA on 13 April 2023 (Authorisation of Discharges and Disposal (ADD)).
The specific temporary licence discharge limit amendments requested are:
- Recovery Boiler R6 air emissions of Sulfur Oxides (SOx) maximum increased from 2,500 g/min to 5,000 g/min during periods when Recovery Boiler R5 is offline
(R5 Operating Licence limit is 2,920 g/min).
- Recovery Boiler R5 air emissions of SOx maximum increased from 2,920 g/min to 5,000 g/min during periods when Recovery Boiler R6 is offline (R6 licence limit is 2,500 g/min).
Note: Only one boiler will be operating at a time.
- The 90th Percentile air emission limits for SOx will not apply during the temporary ADD period.
- Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge to the Latrobe River colour maximum increased from 200 PCU to 250PCU.
- The River colour annual median limit will not apply during the temporary ADD period.
All other discharge emissions licence limits remain unchanged.
EPA Victoria is currently reviewing the submission and we hope to have a response soon.
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