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Environmental Rules and Regulations

Under Section 2-112-160 of the Chicago Municipal Code, CDPH is authorized to issue rules and regulations to interpret or implement ordinances within CDPH’s purview. Listed below are the Rules and Regulations enforced by CDPH.

Control of Emissions from the Handling and Storage of Bulk Material Piles

On March 13, 2014, CDPH issued Final Rules for the Control of Emissions from the Handling and Storage of Bulk Material Piles. The regulations were issued following a 50-day public comment period in which the City received approximately 1600 pages of comments from more than 60 individuals and organizations. In addition to written comments, CDPH received verbal comments at a special public community hearing held on January 14, 2014, and at various stakeholder meetings held during the public comment period pursuant to the Guidelines for Stakeholder Communications. Copies of all written comments, as well as the Guidelines for Stakeholder Communications, a log and summary of such communications, and a transcript from the special public hearing, are available through the links below.

In addition, CDPH commissioned an environmental consulting firm (CDM Smith) to conduct a study of the potential of petcoke and other materials to become windborne. CDM Smith’s report, entitled City of Chicago Fugitive Dust Study, is also available below. Finally, CDPH issued a Responsiveness Document, also available below, to respond to the issues and questions raised by commenters on the Proposed Rules and to explain how the Proposed Rules were modified in the Final Rules and Regulations.

Fugitive Dust Plans

KCBX Fugitive Dust Plan_10730 South Burley Avenue_May 18, 2016

KCXB Fugitive Dust Plan_Fact Sheet_May 18, 2016

KCBX Fugitive Dust Plan_10730 South Burley Avenue_February 29, 2016 (superceded)

KCXB Fugitive Dust Plan_Fact Sheet_February 29, 2016 (superceded)

Variance Requests:

KCBX  Terminals Company - Request for Reconsideration

KCBX Terminals Company’s Withdrawal of Request for Reconsideration Regarding Conveyors_February 24, 2015

Notice of Request for Reconsideration of Variance Determination with respect to Conveyors_KCBX Terminals

KCBX Terminals Company's Request for Reconsideration of Variance Denial Regarding Conveyors

Carmeuse Lime, Inc.

Notice of Variance Application  & Solicitation of Written Comments_Carmeuse Lime_January 28, 2015

Variance Request from Carmeuse Lime_3245 E. 103rd St.

Notice of Extension of Comment Period for Variance Application_Carmeuse Lime Inc.

Public Comment_ELPC Comment on Carmeuse Variance Request_3-18-15

Public Comment_NRDC and SETF Comment on Carmeuse Variance Request_3-18-15

Attachment 1_NRDC-SETF Comments on Carmeuse Variance Request

Attachment 2_NRDC-SETF Comments on Carmeuse Variance Request

Attachment 3_NRDC-SETF Comments on Carmeuse Variance Request

Attachment 4_NRDC-SETF Comments on Carmeuse Variance Request

Attachment 5_NRDC-SETF Comments on Carmeuse Variance Request

Public Comment_Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke Comment on Carmeuse Variance Request_3-19-15

KCBX Terminals Company

KCBX Response Letter_2-18-15

CDPH Response Letter to KCBX Request for Extension 2-13-15

SETF_Late-filed Comments on KCBX Enclosure Variance Request_2-5-15

ELPC Comments on KCBX Enclosure Variance Request_2-2-15

Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke_Comments on KCBX Enclosure Variance Request_2-2-15

NRDC et al_Comments on KCBX Enclosure Variance Request_2-2-15

Supplement to KCBX Terminals Company’s Petition for Variance from Sections 6.0(5)

Notice of 10-Day Extension of Comment Period for Variance Application from KCBX

Notice of Variance Application & Solicitation of Written Comments_KCBX Terminals Company_December 23, 2014

KCBX Petition for Variance from Sec. 6.0(5), 6.0(6)

Exhibit 1 to KCBX Petition for Variance from Sec. 6.0(5), 6.0(6)

Exhibit 2 to KCBX Petition for Variance from Sec. 6.0(5), 6.0(6)

Exhibit 3 to KCBX Petition for Variance from Sec. 6.0(5), 6.0(6)

Exhibit 4 to KCBX Petition for Variance from Sec. 6.0(5), 6.0(6)

Exhibit 5 to KCBX Petition for Variance from Sec. 6.0(5), 6.0(6)

Exhibit 6 to KCBX Petition for Variance from Sec. 6.0(5), 6.0(6)

Exhibit 7 to KCBX Petition for Variance from Sec. 6.0(5), 6.0(6) (Pages 1-50 / 51-100 / 101-122 / 123-177)

Exhibit 8_KCBX_NT_24hr_0701_1206

Exhibit 8_KCBX_NT_Hourly_Data_0501_1206_R

Exhibit 8_KCBX_ST_24hr_0701_1206

Exhibit 8_KCBX_ST_Hourly_Data_0501_1206_R

Chicago Port Railroad Co. and Midwest Marine Terminals

Notice of 30-Day Extension of Comment Period for Variance Application from Chicago Port Railroad Co.

Notice of Variance Application & Solicitation of Written Comments_Chicago Port Railroad Company & Midwest Marine Terminals_December 17, 2014

Variance Request from Chicago Port Railroad Company & Midwest Marine Terminals Inc. 11701-12201 S. Torrence

Public Comment_ELPC Comment on Chicago Port RR & MMT Variance Request_2-13-15

Public Comment_NRDC-SETF Comment on Chicago Port RR & MMT Variance Request_2-13-15

Attachments to NRDC-SETF Comment on Chicago Port RR & MMT Variance Request

Public Comment_Southeast Side Coalition to Ban PetCoke Comment on Chicago Port RR & MMT Variance Request_2-17-15

Calumet River Terminal

City’s Request for More Info on Variance Request – Calumet River Terminal

Notice of Variance Application and Solicitation of Written Comments_Calumet River Terminal

Variance Request from Calumet River Terminal_10740 S. Burley Ave.

Public Comment_NRDC & SETF_Comment on Calumet River Terminals Variance Request_9-15-14

Public Comment_Southeast Side Coalition to Ban PetCoke_Comment on Calumet River Terminals Variance Request_9-15-14

S. H. Bell Company

City’s Request for More Info on Variance Request – S.H. Bell

S.H. Bell Response to Request for Additional Information 3-3-15

S.H. Bell Additional Information (Attachment 1) 3-3-15

S.H. Bell Additional Information (Attachment 2) 3-3-15

Notice of Extension of Time to Comment on Variance Application_S.H. Bell Co.

Notice of Variance Application and Solicitation of Written Comments_S.H. Bell

Variance Request from S.H. Bell Co._10218 S. Ave. O

Public Comment_NRDC & SETF_Comment on SH Bell Variance Request_9-2-14

Kinder Morgan/Chicago Arrow Terminal

City’s Request for More Info on Variance Request – Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan Response to Request for Additional Information 3-2-15

Kinder Morgan Additional Information Exhibits A-E_3-2-15

Notice of Extension of Time to Comment on Variance Application Kinder Morgan Chicago Arrow Terminal

Notice of Variance Application and Solicitation of Written Comments_Kinder Morgan_Chicago Arrow Terminal

Variance Request from Kinder Morgan_Chicago Arrow Terminal_2926 E 126th St

Public Comment_Mark Biel_Chemical Industry Council of Illinois_Comment on Kinder Morgan Variance Request_7-11-14

Supplement to Variance Request from Kinder Morgan_Chicago Arrow Terminal_2926 E 126th St

Public Comment_NRDC & SETF_Comment on Kinder Morgan Variance Request_9-2-14

North American Stevedoring Company, LLC

City’s Request for More Info on Variance Request – North America Stevedoring Co

North America Stevedoring Response to Request for Additional Information 2-24-15

Notice of Extension of Time to Comment on Variance Applilcation North American Stevedoring Co LLC

Notice of Variance Application and Solicitation of Written Comments_North America Stevedoring LLC

Variance Request from North American Stevedoring Co LLC_9301 S Kreiter Ave

Public Comment_NRDC & SETF_Comment on North American Stevedoring Variance Request_9-2-14

Horsehead Corporation

City’s Request for More Info on Variance Request – Horsehead

Horsehead Response to Request for Additional Information 2-19-15

Notice of Extension of Time to Comment on Variance Application Horsehead Corporation

Notice of Variance Application and Solicitation of Written Comments_Horsehead Corporation

Variance Request from Horsehead Corp_2701 E 114th St

Public Comment_NRDC & SETF_Comment on Horsehead Variance Request_9-2-14

Notice of Variance Application and Solicitation of Written Comments_Horsehead Corporation_10-6-15

Variance Request from Horsehead Corporation_2701 E. 114th St._9-25-15

KCBX Terminals Company

Notice of Extension of Time to Comment on Variance Application KCBX Terminals Co

Notice of Variance Application and Solicitation of Written Comments_KCBX Terminals

Variance Request from KCBX Terminals Company_3259 E 100th St and 10730 S. Burley Ave

Public Comment_Judith Lihota_General Objection to Variances_6-26-14

Public Comment_Richard Martinez_New 10th Ward Community Service Organization_Comment on KCBX Variance Request_7-2-14 

Public Comment_Guillermo Rodriguez_General Comment and Comment on KCBX Variance Request_7-2-14

Public Comment_Richard McGraw_Comment on KCBX Variance Request_7-2-14

Public Comment_Mark Biel_Chemical Industry Council of Illinois_Comment on KCBX Variance Request_7-11-14

Public Comment_Fight Petcoke Chicago_20 Objections to KCBX Variance Request_7-13-14

Public Comment_Fight Petcoke Chicago_17 Objections to KCBX Variance Request_7-13-14

Public Comment_Mark Denzler_Illinois Manufacturers' Association_Comment on KCBX Variance Request_7-14-14

Public Comment_Tom Wolf_Illinois Chamber of Commerce_Comment on KCBX Variance Request_7-14-14

Public Comment_Lyman Welch _Alliance for the Great Lakes_Comment on KCBX Variance Request_9-2-14

Public Comment_NRDC et al_Comment on KCBX Variance Request_9-2-14

Exhibits A-H_NRDC et al_Comments on KCBX Variance Request

Exhibits I-L_NRDC et al_Comments on KCBX Variance Request

Exhibits M_NRDC et al_Comments on KCBX Variance Request

Exhibits N-Q_NRDC et al_Comment on KCBX Variance Request

Public Comment_Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke_Comment on KCBX Variance Request_9-2-14

KCBX Follow up Information from June 10, 2014 Meeting Part 1 of 4

KCBX Follow up Information from June 10, 2014 Meeting Part 2 of 4

KCBX Follow up Information from June 10, 2014 Meeting Part 3 of 4

KCBX Follow up Information from June 10, 2014 Meeting Part 4 of 4

CDPH Letter to KCBX Requesting Additional Information_9-24-14

KCBX Response to Request for Additional Information /  Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 / Part 7

KCBX Response to NRDC et al Comments_9-26-14

CDPH Determination on KCBX Variance Request_12-9-14

Appendix 1 to CDPH Determination – CDM Smith Technical Analysis Letter

Appendix 2 to CDPH Determination – CDM Smith Technical Memorandum regarding Soil Sampling

Appendix 3 to CDPH Determination – CDM Smith Technical Memorandum regarding Dispersion Modeling

Appendix 4 to CDPH Determination – CDM Smith Technical Memorandum regarding Electron Microscopy

Appendix 5 to CDPH Determination – CDM Smith Technical Memorandum regarding Pile Height

Supporting Information from CDM Smith:

Electron Microscopy Field Documentation and Analytical Information

AERMOD Input and Output Files / Part 1 / Part 2

CDM Certification DST Samples Jan-2015

Gulf Sulphur Services Ltd.

City’s Request for More Info on Variance Request – Gulf Sulphur

Gulf Sulphur Response to Request for Additional Information 4-2-15

Gulf Sulphur Additional Information Continued (Exhibits 3-A through 9-A)

Notice of Variance Application and Solicitation of Written Comments_Gulf Sulphur Services

Variance Request from Gulf Sulphur Services Ltd, LLLP_12200 S. Carondolet Ave.

Public Comment_Lydia Jordan_Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke_ Comment on Gulf Sulphur Services Variance Request_5-30-14 

Public Comment_Meleah Geertsma_NRDC and Keith Harley_SETF_ Comment on Gulf Sulphur Services Variance Request_6-2-14

General Comments on Variances

Public Comment_Bertina L. Alston RN_General Objection to Variances_8-28-14

Public Comment_Anamay Esleta_General Objection to Variances_9-1-14

Public Comment_Olga Bautista & others_General Objection to Variances_9-2-14

Public Comment_Jan Rodolfo_NNU_Comment on all Variance Requests_9-2-14

Public Comment_Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke_Comment on Multiple Variance Requests_9-2-14

Written Comments:

Stakeholder Petitions:

Stakeholder Communications:

In addition to receiving written comments on the proposed regulations, CDPH hosted a public meeting with Alderman John A. Pope on January 13, 2014 and met with interested stakeholders in accordance with the Guidelines for Stakeholder Communications.  Below is a transcript from the public hearing and a log of the stakeholder communications.

Transcript of January 13, 2014 CDPH Public Hearing

Guidelines for Stakeholder Communications

Log of Stakeholder Communications

Stakeholder Communications Summaries:

Summary of Stakeholder Communications_Calumet Area Industrial Commission_1-10-14

Summary of Stakeholder Communications_KCBX_1-10-14

Summary of Stakeholder Communications_Morton Salt_1-15-14

Summary of Stakeholder Communications_KCBX_2-5-14

Summary of Stakeholder Communications_Citizen_Groups_2-7-14

Rules and Regulations:

Under Section 2-112-160 of the Chicago Municipal Code, CDPH is authorized to issue rules and regulations to interpret or implement ordinances within CDPH's purview.

CDPH enforces the following Rules and Regulations in cooperation with other City departments where applicable: