Dynamis Energy provided more information to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality this week on its planned garbage-gasifer plant at the Ada County Landfill.
On May 24, the DEQ deemed Dynamis air permit application incomplete and requested additional information on emissions, nitrogen oxide and nitrogen dioxide modeling, exhaust system and terrain.
The DEQ now has 30 days to determine if the application is complete. If complete, the DEQ will have an additional 60 days to review the application.
Dynamis has applied for the kind of DEQ permit that allows it to begin construction, but not operate, while the DEQ reviews the application; the developer takes the risk that the plant might not pass muster with DEQ.
Dynamis had planned to start construction in July. The plant would take about 15 months to build.
County officials said Thursday that a groundbreaking date has not been set. Dynamis has not applied for a building permit.
Dynamis CEO Lloyd Mahaffey could not be reached Thursday to discuss when construction will take place or when Dynamis will apply for a building permit.
Ada County officials say they will not issue a building permit to Dynamis until the company repays the $2 million the county gave it to design the plant.
Through a 30-year public/private partnership with Ada County, Dynamis plans to build its first plant in the U.S. at the county-owned landfill.
Idaho Power Co. has agreed to purchase the electricity. The agreement requires the Dynamis facility be on line by February 2014.
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