​CSX Transportation - Curtis Bay Piers

CSX Transportation - Curtis Bay Piers operates a coal, ore, limestone, and other
dry material storage, transfer and shipment terminal at 1910 Benhill Avenue in Baltimore, MD 21226. On July 18, 2023, the Maryland Department of the Environment received an application from CSX Transportation – Curtis Bay Piers to renew the facility's Air Quality State Permit to Operate.

The facility's current State Permit to Operate was issued on October 1, 2018 with an original expiration date of September 30, 2023.  This permit has been administratively extended per COMAR which allows continued operation of a source pending final action on an application for the renewal of a State Permit to Operate if the source has submitted a timely and complete application and is in compliance with the prior State Permit to Operate.  The current, administratively extended State Permit to Operate can be found in the Important Documents section of this webpage.

​Projected Air Quality State Permit to Operate Renewal Timeline (Subject to Change)

UPDATE: The operating permit renewal process is on hold pending reopening of the Port of Baltimore main channel.

December 2023 through January 2024: The Department will prepare a draft permit, considering evidence from the community air monitoring network report and other sources.

February 2024: A community meeting to solicit oral comments on the draft permit will be scheduled and the draft permit will be posted for public review and comment for 30 days.  All local elected officials and interested parties will be notified when the draft permit is posted.

March 2024: Written comment period on the draft permit closes.

Spring 2024: Final renewal Air Quality State Permit to Operate issued.

Important Documents – (to be updated throughout the process)



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