Another good sign for Agrium’s North Kenai facility, the company has filed for an air permit with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.
Plant Manager Steve Wendt…
Wendt: “Well, it’s a application for an air permit for prevention of significant deterioration permit application. It’s a preliminary issue for construction that is then subsequently turned into a long-standing air permit.”
Agrium said the permit will take around a year to process, and while it’s a step in the path to reopening the facility, nothing has been determined.
Wendt: “This is a critical path or a long lead time item that would be required for us to start up, so we had to get it in now. We still have several hurdles in front of us that we have to clear before final decisions will be made as to whether we restart.”