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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 Air Quality Permit to construct for Dominion Transmission Inc. Myersville has been issued.  The permit cover page (AMA-1) is here;  the Permit Conditions are here and the Respons to Comments Document is here.  

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:

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.

S. H. Bell Company- The Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA) received a permit to construct application from S.H. Bell Company on March 28, 2014 for the installation of two (2) lime transfer systems, each powered by one (1) 66hp diesel engine/generator and controlled by (1) fabric filter dust collector. The proposed installation will be located at 600 Shipyard Road, Sparrows Point, MD 21219. The comment period will end on May 29, 2014.

Holy Cross Health d/b/a Holy Cross Hospital- The Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration(ARMA) received a permit to construct application from Holy Cross Health Inc. for the installation of (3) three diesel fired generators, each rated at 1750kw, to be operated for emergency and emergency demand response purposes; and (3) three dual fired boilers each rated at 30.15 million btu/hr and capable of firing natural gas and no. 2 fuel oil. Each boiler is equipped with low NOx burners and flue gas recirculation.   The proposed project will be located at 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD.  The comment period will end on June 20,2014. 

ICM of Elk Mills- The Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA) received a permit to construct application from ICM of Elk Mills for the installation of a portable aggregate screen rated up to 660 tons per hour equipped with a 142hp diesel engine. The proposed project will be located at 896 Elk Mills Road, Elk Mills MD.  The comment period will expire on August 1, 2014.

Harris Teeter Store #408- The Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA) received a permit to construct application from Harris Teeter Store #408 for the installation of one (1) diesel-fired generator rated at 932 horsepower (685 kilowatts) for non-emergency operations.  The proposed installation will be located at 14702 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel MD.  The comment period will expire on August 25, 2014.

Fort Detrick-Forest Glen Annex- The Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA) received a permit to construct application from the US Army Fort Detrick Forest Glen Annex on August 8, 2014 for the installation of two (2) Cleaver-Brooks dual-fired boilers, each rated at 33.5MMbtu/hr heat input capacity.  The proposed installation will be located at 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The comment period will expire on September 26, 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.

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.

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.

May 8, 2014, 7:00PM. Informational meeting for a permit to construct for The Recycling Center.  The meeting will take place at the City of Laurel Council Chambers, Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel MD.

June 30, 2014 7:00PM. Public Hearing for a permit to construct for Daniel G. Schuster for a portable waste concrete crusher and screen.  The hearing will take place at the Hagerstown Branch Library, 100 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740. 

      

 Final Determinations for Permits to Construct

Name of Company Date of Permit to Construct Issuance
Diamond Materials November 1, 2013
W.L. Gore November 8, 2013
W.L. Gore Lovett November 13, 2013
Terumo Medical Corporation December 4, 2013
Mellott Company January 3, 2014
Lafarge MidAtlantic Marriottsville February 24,2014
Lehigh Cement Company March 14, 2014
R. Bowman March 11, 2014
Lafarge Texas Quarry March 18, 2014
Holcim US April 11, 2014
Dominion Transmission Inc. Myersville June 10, 2014

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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