Public Participation Opportunities

Permits subject to public review (APA Permits) go through several steps during the permitting process. The first step is the opportunity for concerned citizens to request an Informational Meeting, which would be held early in the permit application review, prior to an in-depth technical review. It provides the public an occasion to learn about proposed projects and ask questions of the applicant. The second opportunity to take part in the permit issuance process for Permits to Construct is during the Comments and Public Hearing stage, which is offered once the Department has reached a tentative determination. At this time, concerned citizens may submit written comments or request a Public Hearing to offer public comments that will be considered by the Department when rendering a Final Determination whether or issue or deny the permit.

Alternate Public Review Procedures for Certain Sources Subject to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Sources

House Bill 95, which took effect on October 1, 2013, established an alternate public review procedure for sources subject to public review only because they trigger EPA's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Examples include: engines that are not emergency generators, small combined heat and power facilities, peak shavers, and boilers less than 50 MMbtu/hr that are not covered under an Air Quality General Permit to Construct.

Please submit comments to the Department  to the attention of: Ms. Shannon Heafey, Air Permitting Public Participation Coordinator, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 720, Baltimore, MD 21230, or by email:  Please call 410-537-4433 with any questions.

These construction projects are below:

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Opportunities to Request an Informational Meeting or Public Hearing

Permits subject to public review go through several steps where public input is invited. The first step is an opportunity to request an Informational Meeting, which is held early in the process, prior to a technical review of the application. The second opportunity is the Comments and Public Hearing stage which is offered once the Department has reached a tentative determination on the issuance of the construction permit. See list below:​

Docket Location
collapse PO_type : Request for Informational Meeting ‎(2)
Salisbury Animal Health Laboratory- MDA
Installation of one pathological waste incinerator (animal crematory) to be located at the Maryland Department of Agriculture Salisbury, 27722 Nanticoke Road, Salisbury, MD 21801
Docket # 03-18 may be reviewed at the Downtown Branch of the Wicomico Public Library, 122 S. Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21801.
Simplicity Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc.
Installation of one human crematory to be located at 244 8th Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Docket number 04-18 can be viewed at the Ann Arundel Regional Library,  1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
collapse PO_type : Request for Public Hearing ‎(1)
National Institutes of Health
Installation of two natural-gas fired boilers with diesel fuel backup   each rated at 94.7 MMBTU/hr, to be located at 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.
Docket # 02-18 may be viewed at the Chevy Chase Branch Library, 8005 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Scheduled Informational Meetings and Public Hearings for Permits to Construct

Certain types of installations known as APA (Administrative Procedures Act) Permits call for public review. Please contact Shannon Heafey, Public Participation Coordinator, at 410-537-4433 or for additional information on these meetings and hearings, including inclement weather rescheduling, or to add your name to an Interested Parties List. The scheduled Informational Meetings and Hearings are listed below:​

Meeting Location
Docket Location
collapse PO_type : Scheduled Informational Meeting ‎(2)
Auston Transfer and Processing Facility
Installation of one tire gasification pyrolysis conversion process to be located at 1202 Pauls Lane, Joppa, MD 21085
9/5/2017 6:30 PM
Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Station, 1403 Old Mountain Road South, Joppa, MD 21085
Joppa Branch Library, 655 Old Towne Centre Drive, Joppa MD 21085.  Ask for Docket # 13-17
Dominion Cove Point - Charles Station
Installation of a natural gas compressor station consisting of two turbines, one emergency generator, one boiler, and three storage tanks to be located at 6855 Barrys Hill Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616. 
3/1/2017 7:00 PM
Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department located at 3099 Livingston Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616. In case of inclement weather the informational meeting will take place on March 9, 2017 at the same time and location.
Potomac Branch Library, 3255 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640. Please ask for Docket #24-16
collapse PO_type : Scheduled Public Hearing ‎(3)
Maryland Crematory, LLC
Installation of one human crematory to be located at their facility at 408 Headqarters Drive, Millersville, MD.
5/31/2018 6:30 PM
Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Station Hall, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park MD 21146
The Docket may be viewed at the Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie MD 21061.  Ask for Docket # 16-17
Access World(US) LLC
Installation of two 500-tph crushing plants and four 200-tph screening plants to be located at 200 Shipyard Road, Sparrows Point, MD.
4/19/2018 7:00 PM
North Point Edgemere Volunteer Fire Hall, 7500 North Point Road, Sparrows Point, MD.
The Docket is located at the  North Point Branch Library, 1716 Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk, MD 21222.  Ask for Docket # 14-17.
Domion Energy Cove Point LNG, LP- Charles Station
Installation of one natural gas compressor station to be located at 6855 Barrys Hill Road, Bryans Road MD 20616.
3/28/2018 6:30 PM
Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Station Hall, 3099 Livingston Road, Bryans Road, MD 20616
The Docket can be found at the Potomac Branch Library, 3255 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head MD 20640, Docket # 24-16, on the MDE Air Permitting webpage, and MDE headquarters

Final Determinations for APA Permits to Construct

The last part of the permit issuance process for APA construction permits is when the Department reaches a final determination on the issuance of a permit. If the Department determines that a proposed permit can be issued, Citizens have 30 days from the issuance of the permit to object. The objection must be filed in the county where the proposed project will be located. The list of Final Determinations are listed below:​

C. William Hetzer Company5/9/2018
Reese Transportation4/9/2018
J. Richard Breeding Excavating Inc. 4/5/2018
Hi-Tech Color4/5/2018
Buckeye Terminals, LLC4/3/2018
Humanim, Inc. 2/26/2018
Atlantic Crematory2/9/2018
Clean Earth Inc. 12/6/2017
MCM Management Corporation12/4/2017
Lifoam Industries10/21/2017
Bluegrass Materials Company LLC - North East Quarry10/19/2017
Allan Myers MD, Inc10/10/2017