Public Participation Opportunities

Public Participation Opportunities

Permits subject to public review (APA Permits) go through several steps during the permitting process. The first step is the opportunity for concerned citizens to request an Informational Meeting, which would be held early in the permit application review, prior to an in-depth technical review. It provides the public an occasion to learn about proposed projects and ask questions of the applicant. The second opportunity to take part in the permit issuance process for Permits to Construct is during the Comments and Public Hearing stage, which is offered once the Department has reached a tentative determination. At this time, concerned citizens may submit written comments or request a Public Hearing to offer public comments that will be considered by the Department when rendering a Final Determination whether or issue or deny the permit.

Alternate Public Review Procedures for Certain Sources Subject to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Sources

House Bill 95, which took effect on October 1, 2013, established an alternate public review procedure for sources subject to public review only because they trigger EPA's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Examples include: engines that are not emergency generators, small combined heat and power facilities, peak shavers, and boilers less than 50 MMbtu/hr that are not covered under an Air Quality General Permit to Construct.

Please submit comments to the Department  to the attention of: Ms. Shannon Heafey, Air Permitting Public Participation Coordinator, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 720, Baltimore, MD 21230, or by email:  shannon.heafey@maryland.gov.  Please call 410-537-4433 with any questions.

These construction projects are below:

  
Project
  
Department of Agriculture- Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
A permit to construct application was received on September 17, 2017 for the installation of one 14.7 MMBtu/hr dual-fuel fired (natural gas and No. 2 oil) trailer-mounted boiler to be located on their property at 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Building 202, Beltsville MD.
10/31/2017
W. R. Grace Company
installation of two 2485kW (3448 brake horsepower) natural gas-fired generator sets for supplyingcombined heat and power. The installation will be located at their property, 5500 Chemical Road, Baltimore, MD 21226.
9/5/2017
Union Hospital of Cecil County
Installation of one natural gas fired non-emergency generator rated at 1200 kW.  The proposed installation will be located at 106 Bow Street, Elkton, MD 21921
8/1/2017
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Opportunities to Request an Informational Meeting or Public Hearing

Permits subject to public review go through several steps where public input is invited. The first step is an opportunity to request an Informational Meeting, which is held early in the process, prior to a technical review of the application. The second opportunity is the Comments and Public Hearing stage which is offered once the Department has reached a tentative determination on the issuance of the construction permit. See list below:​

  
Project
  
  
Docket Location
collapse PO_type : Request for Informational Meeting ‎(2)
Dulaney Valley Memorial Garden
Installation of one pet crematory to be located on their property at 200 East Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093
9/6/2017
Cockeysville Branch Library, 9833 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, MD 21030.  Ask for Docket #08-17
Reese Transportation
Installation of a portable 441 ton per hour crushing and screening plant powered by two diesel engines to be located at 1976 Worcester Highway, Pocomoke City, MD 21851
10/31/2017
The docket is located at the Pocomoke City Branch Library, 301 Market Street, Pocomoke City.  Please ask for docket #15-17

Scheduled Informational Meetings and Public Hearings for Permits to Construct

Certain types of installations known as APA (Administrative Procedures Act) Permits call for public review. Please contact Shannon Heafey, Public Participation Coordinator, at 410-537-4433 or shannon.heafey@maryland.gov for additional information on these meetings and hearings, including inclement weather rescheduling, or to add your name to an Interested Parties List. The scheduled Informational Meetings and Hearings are listed below:​

  
Project
  
Meeting Location
Docket Location
collapse PO_type : Scheduled Informational Meeting ‎(6)
Humanim Inc.
installation of one 35 ton per hour brick crushing plant to be located at 222 North Calverton Road, Baltimore MD
11/1/2017 6:00 PM
MDE Headquarters, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore MD 21230
Clean Earth Aggregates, LLC
Installation of a portable crushing and screening plant rated at 300 tons per hour which will be powered by 2 diesel engines. It will be located at 12025 Billingsley Road, Waldorf, MD
10/10/2017 6:00 PM
Waldorf West Branch Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf MD
Waldorf West Branch Library, Docket 11-17
Auston Transfer and Processing Facility
Tire gasification pyrolysis conversion process to be located at 1202 Pauls Lane, Joppa, MD 21085
9/5/2017 6:30 PM
Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Station, 1403 Old Mountain Road South, Joppa, MD 21085
Joppa Branch Library, 655 Old Towne Centre Drive, Joppa MD 21085.  Ask for Docket # 13-17
Access World
Installation of 2 500tph crushing plants and 4 200tph screening plants to be located at 200 Shipyard Road, Sparrows Point, MD 21219.
8/24/2017 6:30 PM
North Point Branch Library, 1716 Merritt Boulevard, Baltimore MD 21222.
North Point Branch Library, 1716 Merritt Boulevard Baltimore MD 21222.  Ask for Docket 14-17
Allan Myers MD, Inc
Permit to construct a 300tph potable waste concrete and recycled asphalt crusher powered by two diesel engines to be located at 2203 Old Mountain Road, Joppa MD.
3/15/2017 6:00 PM
Abingdon Branch Public Library 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon, Maryland 21009. Ask for Docket #
Abingdon Branch Public Library 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon, Maryland 21009. ask for Docket #01-17.
Dominion Cove Point - Charles Station
Installation of a natural gas compressor station consisting of two turbines, one emergency generator, one boiler, and three storage tanks to be located at 6855 Barrys Hill Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616. 
3/1/2017 7:00 PM
Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department located at 3099 Livingston Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616. In case of inclement weather the informational meeting will take place on March 9, 2017 at the same time and location.
Potomac Branch Library, 3255 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640. Please ask for Docket #24-16
collapse PO_type : Scheduled Public Hearing ‎(5)
MCM Management Corporation
Installation of 5 crushing and screening plants consisting of 11 pieces of crushing and screening equipment powered by electric and associated generator sets to be located at 1430 Sparrows Point Boulevard, Sparrows Point, MD 21219.
11/8/2017 7:00 PM
North Point-Edgemere Volunteer Fire Hall, 7500 North Point Road, Sparrows Point, MD 21219
North Point Branch Library, 1716 Merritt Boulvard, Dundalk, MD 21222.  Ask for Docket #06-17.
M. Luis Products Company
Installation of a 220 ton per hour recycled asphalt product (RAP) crushing and screening plant powered by two (2) diesel engines.  The proposed installation will be located at 14900 Old Dover Road, Rockville, MD 20850. 
7/19/2017 6:30 PM
Montgomery County Council Office Building, 7th floor Hearing Room, located at 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850
Docket # 02-17 is located at the Rockville Branch Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD
Host Terminals Inc.
installation of three (3) sets of crushing and screening equipment:  Set #1 rated at 500 tons per hour and electric powered; Set #2 rated at 275 tons per hour and electric powered and Set #3 rated at 275 tons per hour and powered by diesel engines.  The proposed installations will be located at 1600 Sparrows Point Blvd, Sparrows Point, MD 21219 
7/12/2017 7:00 PM
North Point Edgemere Volunteer Fire Station, 7500 North Point Road, Sparrows Point MD  21219
Docket # 21-16 is located at North Point Branch Library 1716 Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk, MD
Allan Meyers MD, Inc.
Installation of crushing and screening equipment comprised o f a 300 ton per hour concrete and recycled asphalt plant powered by two diesel engines to be located on their property at 2203 Old Mountain Road, Joppa MD.
6/7/2017 6:30 PM
Abingdon Branch Library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon, MD.  Ask for Docket # 01-17
Abingdon Branch Library
Texas Eastern TRansmission, LP
Renewal Part 70/title V Operating Permit
4/26/2017 6:00 PM
Garrett College Career Technology Training Center, 116 Industrial Park Drive, Accident MD
Accident Branch Library, 106 S. North Street, Accident MD. Ask for Docket #023-0081

Final Determinations for APA Permits to Construct

The last part of the permit issuance process for APA construction permits is when the Department reaches a final determination on the issuance of a permit. If the Department determines that a proposed permit can be issued, Citizens have 30 days from the issuance of the permit to object. The objection must be filed in the county where the proposed project will be located. The list of Final Determinations are listed below:​

  
  
Bluegrass Materials Company LLC - North East Quarry10/19/2017
J. Richard Breeding Excavating Inc. 9/6/2017
Host Terminals Inc8/25/2017
Comus Property LLC 8/21/2017
Saft America, Inc. 5/31/2017
Rowan Concrete, Inc.5/31/2017
Vac Pak, Inc. 5/5/2017
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