The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be taking comment until Oct. 29 on a draft air permit renewal for Naval Weapons Station Earle that includes some changes in oil- and gas-fired capacity at the site.
The U.S. Navy facility is located Monmouth County, New Jersey, and consists of two sections: Mainside and the Waterfront Area. NWS Earle is a 12,000-acre ordnance storage, transport and issue facility supporting all Navy Atlantic Fleet Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Groups. The Station is also the operational support base for five Military Sealift Command cargo/ammunition ships.
This operating permit renewal deletes a 4.9 MMBtu/hr #2 fuel oil-fired boiler. This renewal also includes a significant modification that would allow the following changes:
- Addition of a new natural gas-fired emergency generator at the Ohmsett Facility;
- Addition of a new 0.83 MMBtu/hr Burnham boiler at building S-455;
- Removal of the superstorm Sandy-damaged 2.4 MMBtu/hr diesel emergency generator U88 and insignificant diesel fired boiler (0.628 MMBtu/hr).