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BURLEY — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is accepting comments on air quality permits to construct for two Burley businesses.

The agency has reviewed a permit for MCain Foods, 218 W. U.S. Hwy 30, west of Burley, for a fryer, boiler and dryer for its new production line.

The new line identified as B3 will consist of production equipment necessary to produce French fries.

The plant operates under a current permit issued to the facility in April 2014.

According to the application the plant will be fully commissioned and start-up of full line capacity in September, 2018.

The DEQ is also accepting public comment on an air quality permit to construct for Tesoro Logistics Operations LLC., 429 E. Idaho Hwy 81, east of Burley. The company stores and distributes petroleum products, including gasoline, distillate fuels and additives. The Burley terminal has 15 storage tanks and a truck-loading rack.

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The permits request is for a minor modification including installing a tank, changing the stored contents of a tank from gas to storm water, listing two tanks separately and adding a natural gas fired heater.

The DEQ determined that construction and operation of the equipment for both permits will not contribute or cause a violation of ambient air quality standards and will not unreasonably affect or injure human or animal life or vegetation.

Written comments on either project can be submitted on the DEQ’s website or by email by 5 p.m., Feb. 7. Send comments to Tessa Stevens, Air Quality Division, DEQ State Office, 1410 N. Hilton, Boise, Idaho, 83706 or email at


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