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Air and Radiation Permits

This section contains information on air quality permits to construct and operate. Instructions and general guidance documents are available as well as downloadable forms. Permit forms are available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. 

 

Air Quality Permits Program News

The Air Quality permits required for the Frederick Carroll Waste-to Energy project have been issued.  Please refer to MDE's homepage to reivew these permits.  The application for the Air Quality permits may be viewed here: application

 

CPCN Waivers for New Electric Generation Revised

Effective March 18, 2013, the threshold for a waiver from the Public Service Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity(CPCN) exemption for electric generators increased from 373 Kilowatts (kw) to no greater than 1500kw.  Applicants proposing to install a new electric generator rated at 1500kw or less will no longer be required to obtain a CPCN waiver prior to obtaining an Air Quality permit to construct from the Air and Radiation Management Administration.  The threshold for obtaining a permit to construct for electric generators remains unchanged at 373kw or greater.

For questions about the change, please contact Dave Mummert at 410-537-3230 or David.Mummert@maryland.gov.

 

NSPS Alternate Public Review Procedure for Certain Sources

Beginning October 1, 2013 House Bill 95 takes affect. House Bill 95 establishes an alternate public review procedure for sources subject to public review only because they trigger EPA's New Sorce Performance Standards (NSPS). Examples would 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.

The Department will accept comments on these permit applications for two weeks from the date they are posted on the website as indicated below.

  

Air Quality Permit Applications and Forms

Air Quality General Permit to Construct Application Forms

Permits to Construct and Operate Application Forms

Title V Program Information

Toxic Air Pollutant Regulations Assistance Documents

Asbestos Forms

X-Ray Forms and Guidance/Radioactive Materials Forms and Guidance

Emission Reduction Credits

 

Air Quality Permit Applications Subject to House Bill 95 Alternate Public Participation

Please submit any comments or questions on the following permit applications to Shannon Heafey at shannon.heafey@maryland.gov

Cato Inc.- The Maryland Department of The Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA) received a permit to construct application from Cato Inc. on October 15, 2013 to modify the facility's existing gasoline loading rack by the addition of three (3) loading arms.  The proposed modification will be located at Cato Inc.'s Fitzwater Terminal, 802 Fitzwater Street, Salisbury, MD 21801. The comment period will end on February 5, 2014. 

American Infrastructure, Inc. Jessup- The Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA) received a permit to construct application from American Infrastructure Inc. - Jessup Plant on December 2, 2013 for the installation of one (1) 100 ton per hour asphalt shingle shredder equipped with a 755 horsepower diesel-fired engine to replace an existing asphalt shingle shredder and engine. The proposed project will be located at 7970 Old Jessup Road, Jessup MD 20794.  The comment period expires on February 14, 2014.

American Infrastructure, Inc. Elk Mills- The Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA) received a permit to construct application from American Infrastructure Inc.- Elk Mills plant on December 2, 2013 to install one (1) 100 ton per hour asphalt shingle shredder powered by a 755 horsepower diesel-fired engine to replace an existing asphalt shingle shredder and diesel-fired engine.  The proposed project will be located at 896 Elk Mills Road, Elk Mills, MD.  The comment period will expire on February 14, 2014.

Eastman Specialties Corporation- The Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA) received a permit to construct application from Eastman Specialties Corporation on March 19, 2014 to install one propane, distillate oil, or waste combustible fluid fired thermal fluid heating system rated at 25MMBtu to be located at 10380 Worton Road, Chestertown, MD 21620.  The comment period will end on April 18, 2014.

 

 

Air Quality Permit Applications - Informational Meetings and Public Hearings

For additional information on these meetings and hearings, including inclement weather rescheduling,  or to add your name to an Interested Party List, please contact Shannon Heafey, Public Participation Coordinator, at 410-537-4433 or Shannon.Heafey@maryland.gov.

September 17, 2013 7:00PM. Informational Meeting for Dominion Transmission Inc. for a permit to construct one natural gas compressor station to be located in Myersville, MD.  The Informational Meeting will be held at the Myersville Volunteer Fire Company's banquet hall, 301 Main Street, Myersville, MD. Please note: there will be a poster session at 6PM.

October 10, 2013 7:00PM. Informational Meeting for a permit to construct application submitted by Holicm US, Inc for a permit to construct application for the modernization of the plant. The Informational Meeting will be held at Hager Hall, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD.

November 19, 2013 7:00PM. Informational Meeting for a permit to construct application submitted by Maryland Stone-Vulcan Materials for the modification of the existing 550 tph limestone crushing and screening operation. The Informational Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick MD 21703.

December 19, 2013 7:00 PM. Public Hearing for Lehigh Cement Company for an air quality permit to construct application for quarrying equipment, including crushing, conveyors, and transfer towers. for their New Windsor site. The Hearing will take place at the New Windsor Fire Hall located at 101 High Street, New Windsor MD 21776.  PLEASE NOTE: The comment period for this permit application has been extended through February 24, 2014.

January 16, 2014, 7:00 PM. Public hearing for Dominion Transmission Inc. for a permit to construct one natural gas compressor station in Myersville, MD.  The hearing will take place at the Myersville Volunteer Fire Company, 301 Main Street, Myersville, MD 21773. Please note: in case of inclement weather, the hearing will take place on January 22, 2014, same time and location.

March 13, 2014, 7:00 PM. Public Hearing for a permit to construct application for Holcim US, Inc. for the modernization of the Hagerstown plant. The hearing will be held at Hager Hall, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD. Please note: In case of inclement weather, the hearing will take place at the same time and location on March 17, 2014.

 

     

Final Determinations

Diamond Materials-                           permit to construct issued November 1, 2013

W. L. Gore -                                        permit to construct issued November 8, 2013

W. L. Gore Lovett-                              permit to construct issued November 13, 2013

Terumo Medical Corporation-            permit to construct issued December 4, 2013

Mellott Company                                permit to construct issued January 3, 2014

Lafarge Mid Atlantic, Marriottsville   permit to construct issued February 24,2014

Lehigh Cement Company                   permit to construct issued March 14, 2014

R. Bowman                                          permit to construct issued on March 11, 2014

Lafarge Texas Quarry                        permit to construct issued on March 18, 2014

Holcim US                                           permit to construct issued on April 11, 2014

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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