Application No. 423577
Permit No. 11295
Gambrinus Malting Corporation at 1101 Industrial Dr. Armstrong, BC, intend to submit this application to the Director to authorize the discharge of air emissions from a malting facility.
The land upon which the facility is situated is described by legal lot description Lot 1 EPP 19500, and located at civic address 1101 Industrial Dr. Armstrong, BC V0E1B6. The facility is located within the municipality of Armstrong and the District Municipality of Spallumcheen. The facility has been in operation since 1992 and requesting an amendment to the existing permit.
The expected discharge(s) includes barley, rye, oat, and wheat dust, natural gas combustion exhaust, and hot, moist air. The source(s) of expected discharges include baghouses, cyclones, exhaust air from kilns, and exhaust air from natural gas air heaters and natural gas boilers. The operating period for this facility will be up to 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Baghouses and cyclones are used to treat for grain dust. Natural gas boilers and air heaters are directly vented. The annual discharge rate of barley, wheat, oat, and rye dust is decreasing from 1.79 tons/year to approximately 0.75 tons/year.
Additionally, Gambrinus currently discharges roughly 45,000m3 of effluent each year. Effluent at Gambrinus is captured from the malting process into an onsite pond where it is treated with aeration. The treated water is then piped to farmers in the near by valley to be used for livestock feed irrigation, giving the post process water a second use. The annual discharge of effluent is increasing from 45,000m3 to 60,000m3.
Any person who may be adversely affected by the proposed discharge of waste and wishes to provide relevant information may, within 30 days after the last date of posting, publishing, service or display, email written comments to the applicant at email@example.com with a copy to the Regional Director, Environmental Protection at the Ministry of Environmental Protection Division, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy at ENVCIA@gov.bc.ca. The identity of any respondents and the contents of anything submitted in relation to this application will become part of the public record.