Notice is hereby given that ADEM will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., at the Outokumpu Administrative Building [click for directions], for the proposed issuance of the following permits to Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC for its steel mill located at 1 Steel Drive, Calvert, Alabama 36513:

The proposed issuance of Air Permits for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (Permit Numbers 503-0106-X025, 503-0106-X026, 503-0106-X027, 503-0106-X028, 503-0106-X029, 503-0106-X030, 503-0106-X031, 503-0106-X032, 503-0106-X033, 503-0106-X034, and 503-0106-X035) for the construction of an additional mixed annealing and pickling line (“MAPL”) with degreasing, a 143 MMBtu/hr continuous annealing furnace, shot blasting operations with a baghouse, sodium sulfate pickling, mixed nitric and hydrofluoric acid pickling; an acid regeneration plant (“ARP”) for the mixed nitric and hydrofluoric acid from the MAPL with iron oxide removal and storage and acid regeneration line with 10.75 MMBtu/hr burners; a dual-line steckel mill with two 24 MMBtu/hr holding furnace, two 305 MMBtu/hr walking beam furnaces, two roughing & finishing mills, and two steckel coiler furnaces with 20.8 MMBtu/hr burners; new 6 MMBtu/hr burners to the meltshop hotbox and an additional 10 MMBtu/hr ladle treatment stand; a new 30 MMBtu/hr passive annealing furnace; a new 25 MMBtu/hr slab holding furnace; and an additional cold rolling mill, was noticed on October 27, 2023, at

Pursuant to applicable regulations, the Department issued public notice of a 30-day public comment period for the actions listed above on the Department’s website during which any interested person can submit written comments on the permit applications or draft permits. Additionally, the Department is announcing a public hearing, and is extending the public comment period until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 for this notice.

Copies of the complete application files are available as indicated in the public notice listed above and at the following location Monday-Friday, except legal holidays, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. A nominal fee for copying and/or mailing may be charged. Arrangements for copying should be made in advance.

Russell A. Kelly, Chief
Permits and Services Division
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
[Mailing address: P. O. Box 301463-1463]
Montgomery, AL 36110-2400
(334) 271-7714

The purpose of the public hearing will be for interested parties to make oral and written comments for the public hearing record.  Those wishing to make oral comments at the public hearing are also encouraged to submit those comments in writing.  Comments must address the conditions of the proposed permit(s); the Department’s adherence to the applicable environmental laws, rules, and regulations in development of the proposed permit(s); or issues that have an impact on the applicant’s ability to meet applicable environmental laws, rules, and regulations.  In order to affect the final permit decisions, comments must offer technically substantial information that is applicable to the proposed permit(s).

Any person wishing to participate in this hearing who needs special accommodations should contact the ADEM Permits and Services Division at (334) 271-7714 at least five working days prior to the hearing.

Attendance at the public hearing is not necessary in order to have comments included in the public hearing record.  Written comments received prior to the close of the public comment period will also be considered and entered into the public hearing record and will be given the same consideration as those provided at the hearing.  Written comments should be submitted to the mailing or email address(es) listed below, as appropriate.  Commenters should identify the appropriate permit number(s) on the first page of their comments.  If the comments apply to more than one permit, please try to make it clear to which permit each comment applies.

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

After consideration of all oral and written comments and consideration of the requirements of the Alabama Air Pollution Control Act, the federal Clean Air Act, and all other applicable regulations, the Department will make a final determination on the proposed permits.  The Department will develop a response to comments for each permit, which will be posted to the Department’s website at  To find the response to comments and final permit determination, you may search by the permit or facility number listed in this notice.

The Department maintains a list of interested individuals who are emailed legal notices regarding proposed permits.  If you wish to receive such notices, please sign up at by entering your email address on the left side of the page and clicking the submit button.

This notice is hereby given on this 27th day of October, 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.