Municipality:City of Erie, Erie County
eFACTS Site ID:48974
Previous Property Owners and Operators:
Perry Iron Company
Mather and Company
Interlake Iron Company
Perry Furnace Company
On July 1, 2019 DEP denied Erie Coke's application to renew its Title V operating permit and has filed a complaint for injunctive relief in Erie County Court seeking to shut down the coke production facility following years of numerous repetitive environmental violations.
July 1, 2019 Denial Letter
Complaint in Equity
On February 4, 2019, DEP issued an administrative order to Erie Coke to address ongoing violations of the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act at Erie Coke's coke production facility in the City of Erie. A copy of that order can be found here.
The Erie Coke Corporation (Erie Coke) submitted a Title V Air Permit Renewal application to the DEP on August 28, 2017. Although not a "trigger permit" under the DEP's
Enhanced Public Participation (EPP) Policy, DEP decided to "Opt-In" the Title V Permit Renewal application.
DEP is currently reviewing a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Renewal Application for Individual Permit to Discharge Industrial Wastewater Renewal for Erie Coke, which is required every five years. The permit application was received by the DEP on May 4, 2017. Prior to the renewal being either approved or denied, there will be a formal public involvement process where informational materials will be distributed to the local community and the public will be able to provide testimony or comment on the application under review. The public notice for the meeting and hearing will be posted in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and a legal notice will be issued in the Erie Times News as well as distributed through local stakeholder groups according to DEP's Environmental Justice Policy.
To schedule an appointment to review files associated with the Erie Coke Corporation site and project, please call the Northwest Regional Office at 814-332-6945.
Please direct correspondence or inquiries to one of the following:
Complaints may be referred to the Northwest Regional Office Service Representative Kim Yeakle at 814-332-6839 or toll free at 866-255-5158. For more information or to file a complaint online please visit
DEP's Environmental Complaints webpage.
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