ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AIR PERMIT AND
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) PERMIT

AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

 

COLBERT COUNTY

SRM Materials, LLC, has applied for air and water permits for a proposed limestone quarry, known as Cherokee Quarry, with associated processing equipment to be located at the intersection of Asphalt Rock Road and Sutton Hill Road, Cherokee, Colbert County, Alabama, 35616-3425.

SRM Materials, LLC, has applied for issuance of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, proposed NPDES Permit Number AL0084255, for proposed discharges of treated drainage from a crushed limestone mine with wet preparation and associated areas to an unnamed tributary to Bear Creek and an unnamed tributary to Weaver Branch, both classified as Fish & Wildlife in the Tennessee River Basin. The Department has tentatively determined that the proposed actions described in this notice are consistent with the Water Quality Rules including the Department’s Anti-degradation Rules.

SRM Materials, LLC, has also applied for an Air Permit, Facility No. 701-0063, which would authorize the construction and operation of a limestone crushing, screening, and conveying operation. Emissions of particulate matter would be minimized by the use of wet suppression. The Department has also determined that the equipment/operations proposed by the company should be able to meet State and federal air pollution control requirements.

Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Department’s named contacts below within 30 days following the publication date of this notice. In order to affect final decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed application. All comments must be received in the ADEM Main Office in Montgomery no later than 5:00 P.M. on the last day of the comment period.

Ronald W. Gore, Chief
ADEM-Air Division
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
(334) 271-7861
airmail@adem.alabama.gov

Jeffery W. Kitchens, Chief
ADEM-Water Division
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: PO Box 301463; Zip 36130-1463]
Montgomery, Alabama 36110-2400
(334) 271-7823
water-permits@adem.alabama.gov

A written request for a public hearing may also be filed within that 30-day period and must state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing. The Director shall hold a public hearing whenever it is found, on the basis of hearing requests, that there exists a significant degree of public interest in the permit application(s) or draft permit(s).

After consideration of all written comments, review of any public hearing record, and consideration of the requirements of the Alabama Air Pollution Control Act, the Federal Clean Air Act, the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act, Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and applicable regulations, the Department will make a final determination.  The Department will develop a response to comments, which will become part of the public record and will be posted to the Department’s eFile system at http://app.adem.alabama.gov/eFile/.

The administrative record for this action, along with other information on file, will be available in eFile. Select Media Area “Air” or “Water”, enter the Air or Water number shown above as the Permit Number, select Document Type “Permitting”, and press Search.  The most recent documents will be listed at the top by default.  The Document Type may also be left blank, which will list all available air or water files for this facility.

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This notice is hereby given this 25th day of August, 2021 by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

                                               
Lance R. LeFleur
Director

 

Nondiscrimination Statement:  The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.