Public information session on proposed new PSNC Mill Spring Compressor Station, May 23

Press release from N.C. Department of Environmental Quality: 

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is holding a public information session to accompany the public comment period on a proposed air quality permit for Public Service Company of North Carolina’s (PSNC) Mill Spring Compressor Station on Silver Creek Road in Polk County. The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 23, in the R. Jay Foster Hall of Justice at the Bryant H. Womack Building located at 40 Courthouse Street in Columbus, North Carolina.  DAQ will provide a short presentation on the draft air quality permit and answer questions from attendees during the information session.

This facility’s application for the proposed facility was reviewed by the DAQ to determine compliance with air pollution regulations. The results of that review led to a preliminary determination that the project could be approved, and the DAQ air permit issued, if certain permit conditions are met. The public comment period on the permit ends on May 24, 2018 on the draft permit to construct and operate a new compressor station.

WHAT:          Public Information Session on proposed new compressor at
PSNC’s Mill Spring Compressor Station

WHEN:         7:00 PM Wednesday May 23, 2018

WHERE:      Bryant H. Womack Building’s R. Jay Foster Hall of Justice
40 Courthouse Street
Columbus, NC 28722


  • Written comments will be accepted during the public comment period by sending emails to the following address: Please type “PSNC Silver Creek Road New Compressor Application” in the subject line.
  • Written comments can also be sent by traditional mail to: Mr. Patrick Ballard, 2090 U.S. Highway 70, N.C. Division of Air Quality, Swannanoa, NC 28778.

DAQ will consider all public comments and other available information about the permit before deciding whether to issue the final permit, deny the permit or issue it with amended conditions.

The notice, the draft permit and draft permit review can be found on DAQ’s website at:

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