Air Pollution Control Public Notices

The Daily News Publication Date: March 6, 2019


Blues City Brewery, LLC has applied to the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD), Pollution Control Section, to renew and modify their Title V major source operating permit (Operating Permit No. 00300-01TV). This renewal and modification includes an increase in carbon monoxide emissions (CO + 47.6 tons) and nitrogen oxides emissions (NOx + 12.9 tons) associated with the replacement of one boiler with a natural gas-fired 157 MM Btu/hr boiler at the facility and updated emission factors. There has also been a decrease in volatile organic compound emissions (VOC – 187.7 tons) associated with the removal of 2 bottle lines and updated brewing emission factors, particulate matter emissions (PM – 2.6 tons) associated with the removal of activated carbon use and updated brewing emission factors and sulfur dioxide emissions (SO2 – 54.6 tons) associated with limiting the boilers to the use of only natural gas.  

This facility is subject to the provisions of City of Memphis Code Section 16-77 [Reference Rules and Regulations of Tennessee, Rule 1200-3-9-.02 (11)] (frequently referred to as the Title V regulations).  A Title V operating permit is required by the Federal Clean Air Act and the City of Memphis Code.  This Blues City Brewery, LLC facility is located at 5151 East Raines Road, Memphis, Tennessee. Operations at this facility consist primarily of the production and packaging of malt beverages.

A copy of the application materials used by the Department and a copy of the draft permit are available for public inspection at the Pollution Control Section office during normal business hours (8:00 am – 4:30 pm).  Interested parties are invited to review these materials and provide written comments.  In addition, a public hearing may be requested at which written or oral presentations may be made.  To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be made within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice and should be addressed to: 

Mr. Robert Rogers, Technical Manager
Pollution Control Section
Shelby County Health Department
814 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN  38105

Individuals with disabilities who wish to review this information should contact the Department, Pollution Control Section, to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate such review.  Contact may be in person, in writing, by telephone, or other means, and should be made no less than ten days prior to the end of the public comment period to allow time to provide such aid or services.  

Questions concerning the source may be addressed to Mr. Wasim Khokhar at the above referenced address or by calling (901) 222-9587 or by e-mail at  

A proposed permit will be prepared for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s review following response to any relevant comments.