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
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.
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 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.
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.
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
Mellott Company permit to construct issued January 3, 2014
Lafarge Mid Atlantic, Marriottsville permit to construct issued February 24,2014
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