Air Facility Number 305-0008
NPDES Permit Number AL0084482


Pillar Materials, LLC, 2255 Hwy 78 East, Oxford, AL 36203, has applied for air and water permits for a proposed limestone quarry, known as 431 Quarry, to be located on Hwy 431 South, Heflin, AL 36264.

Directions for the site entrance: From I-20 near Oxford:
Take exit 191 at US Hwy 431. Head south on Hwy 431 for ~ 0.5 mi to a gated drive on the right.
Location Coordinates: 33.61030⁰ LAT, -85.72307⁰ LONG

Pillar Materials, LLC, has applied for the issuance of Air Permits, Air Permit Numbers 305-0008-X001 and X002 that would authorize the construction and operation of limestone crushing, screening, and conveying circuits. Emissions would be minimized by wet suppression. The Department has determined that the equipment/operations proposed by the company should be able to meet State and federal air pollution control requirements.

Pillar Materials, LLC, has also applied for issuance of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, NPDES Permit Number AL0084482, that limit discharges from a crushed stone quarry, wet preparation, transportation and storage, and associated areas discharging to Choccolocco Creek and Jackson Creek, classified as Public Water Supply and Fish and Wildlife, in the Coosa River Basin.

The following are links to the proposed permits and the Department’s permitting determinations and analyses:

Proposed Air Permit
Proposed Water Permit

The Department has granted an extension to the comment period until December 22, 2023, to accept additional written comments. Persons wishing to comment may do so, in writing, to the Department's named contact(s) 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(s). 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

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

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, the 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.

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 facility number or water permit 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 22nd day of November 2023, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Lance R. LeFleur

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.