Public Hearing re: Proposed Operating Permit re: Algonquin Gas Transmission Co., Burrillville Compressor Station, Burrillville (04/19/24)


Location: Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library – Community Room, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, RI 02830.

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Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 23-23 of the Rhode Island General Laws and “Operating Permits”, 250-RICR-120-05-29, notice is hereby given that the Office of Air Resources offers an additional opportunity for public comment regarding its proposal to renew the Operating Permit to the following stationary source: Algonquin Gas Transmission Co., Burrillville Compressor Station, Algonquin Lane, Burrillville, RI 02830

The draft operating permit is being offered for an extended period of public comment in accordance with 250-RICR-120-05-29. An Operating Permit consolidates all applicable air pollution control requirements for the stationary source into a single federally enforceable document and clarifies all applicable requirements including emission limitations, and operating, monitoring, testing, recordkeeping and reporting requirements. The State of Rhode Island's Operating Permit Program has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

During the initial public comment period which began on 02 February 2024, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) received a request to extend the public comment period and hold a public hearing. As a result of the request, DEM is extending the public comment period until April 19, 2024. A public hearing for interested persons to appear and submit written or oral comments on the Draft Operating Permit for Algonquin Gas Transmission Co., Burrillville Compressor Station, will be held prior to the end of the public comment period. A public hearing will take place on Wednesday, 10 April 2024 at 5:30 pm at the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library – Community Room, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, RI 02830.

Written comments, to be considered part of the record, must be submitted during the public comment period until 4:00 pm, 19 April 2024, at which time the public comment period will close.

Written comments may be addressed to:

Aleida Whitney

Department of Environmental Management

Office of Air Resources, Room 330

235 Promenade Street

Providence, RI 02908-5767


The draft operating permit and supporting documentation are available upon request for inspection at 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Please email the Office of Customer & Technical Assistance to schedule a file review at, or email Aleida Whitney at to request the documents electronically. Supporting documentation includes the operating permit renewal application, initial permit application, a discussion of the streamlining of certain applicable requirements, a discussion of the federal enforceability of applicable requirements, and a document concerning public participation in the operating permit program.

Event Type: Office of Air Resources All DEM Events Public Meetings

Contact: For more information, contact Aleida Whitney at (401) 537-4401 (TTY 711).