Air Facility Number 712-0109
NPDES Permit Number  AL0084479


Reed Materials, LLC, 1039 Bean Rock Rd, Union Grove, AL 35175, has applied for air and water permits for a proposed limestone quarry, known as Gum Pond Quarry, to be located at 183 Gum Pond Rd., Baileyton, AL 35019.

Reed Materials, LLC, has applied for the issuance of an Air Permit, Air Permit Number 712-0109-X001, that would authorize the construction and operation of a limestone crushing, screening, and conveying circuit. 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.

Reed Materials, LLC, has also applied for issuance of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, NPDES Permit Number AL0084479, for proposed discharges of treated drainage from a wet preparation limestone quarry and associated areas to Mud Creek, classified as Fish and Wildlife.  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.

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

Proposed Air Permit
Proposed Water Permit

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


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 applications or draft permits.

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 29th day of September 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.