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
Frederick Waste to Energy Project Draft Air Quality permits to construct and fact sheets are available for review: PSD (Prevention of Significant Deterioration) permit draft conditions and fact sheet, NSR (New Source Review) permit draft conditions and fact sheet , PTC (permit to construct) draft conditions and fact sheet, The application may be viewed here: application. A public hearing was held on January 30, 2013.
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
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 email@example.com
Johns Hopkins Hospital Bayview Campus- PThe Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Administration received a permit-to-construct application for the modification of 4 existing generators rated at 1825kilowatts, to operate for emergency and peak shaving purposes. The comment period expires on November 25, 2013.
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center- The Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA) received a permit-to-construct application from Upper Chesapeake Medical Center on October 15, 2013 for the installation of a combined heat and power system (CHP) consisting of the following: one (1) natural gas fired internal combustion engine rated at 2000 kilowatts, one (1) 350 ton steam/hot water absorption chiller, one (1) induced draft cooling tower, and one (1) exhaust heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) rated at 67 brake horse power to provide primary power to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center facility. The proposed installation will be located at 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air MD 21014. The comment period will expire December 19, 2013.
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.
May 2, 2013 6:00 PM. Lehigh Cement Company. MDE and the Army Corps of Engineers will hold Combined Public Hearings for a modification of the Surface Mining permit and the Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways permit, and an Informational Meeting for an air quality permit to construct for the installation of quarrying equipment including crushers, conveyors, and transfer towers. The hearing will be held at the New Windsor Community Center, 1100 Green Valley road, New Windsor, MD. Please note: the date is Thursday May 2, not Tuesday, as previously stated.
September 12, 2013 7:00PM. Informational Meeting for Lafarge Mid-Atlantic LLC Texas Quarry for a permit to construct a crushing and screening operation. The informational Meeting will be held at the Cockeysville Branch Library, 9833 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville MD.
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.
September 18, 2013 7:00 PM. Informational Meeting for Lafarge Mid-Atlantic LLC Marriottsville Quarry for a permit to construct a crushing and screening operation. The Informational Meeting will be held at the Randallstown Branch Library, 8604 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD.
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.
October 21, 2013 7:00PM. Public Hearing for a permit to construct application submitted by Kinder Morgan for two 500 tph crushing plants to be located on their current site in Sparrows Point. The Public Hearing will take place at the Edgemere-North Point Volunteer Fire Hall, 7500 North Point Road, Baltimore, MD. PLEASE NOTE: the public comment period for this permit application has been extended through 01/02/14.
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 9, 2013 7:00 PM. Public Hearing for a renewal Title V permit for GenOn Morgantown. The Hearing will be held at the Newburg Volunteer Fire Hall, 12245 Rock Point Road, Newburg, MD 20664. In case of inclement weather, the hearing will be moved to January 8, 2014, same time and location.
December 18, 2013 6:00PM. Informational meeting for an air quality permit to construct submitted by P&J Contractors for the installation of a crushing and screening operation to be located on their property at 4300 Shannon Drive, Baltimore MD. The meeting will take place at the Herring Run Recreation Center, 5001 Sinclair Lane, Baltimore MD 21206. Please note: in case of inclement weather the meeting will take place on January 15, 2014, same time and location.
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: in case of inclement weather, the hearing will take place January 9, 2014 same time and location.
Catoctin Mountain Growers- permit to construct issued April 18, 2013
Barnabas Road Associates- permit to construct issued May 2, 2013
Agape Pet Services- permit to construct issued May 23, 2013
Montgomery Crematorium, Inc.- permit to construct issued June 18, 2013
Rausch Funeral Home, P.A.- permit to construct issued June 18, 2013
Trinity Sterile, Inc.- permit to construct issued July 3, 2013
C2i Methane Partners,- LLC permit to construct issued July 8, 2013
Maryland Crematory- permit to construct issued July 24, 2013
Mountain Top Paving- permit to construct issued August 8, 2013
FCC Lubricants- permit to construct issued September 9, 2013
Motiva Enterprises- permit to construct issued October 29, 2013
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
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