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:  shannon.heafey@maryland.gov.  Please call 410-537-4433 with any questions.

These construction projects are below:

  
Project
  
MedImmune, LLC
Installation of one natural gas fired, spark ignition, reciprocating internal combustion engine rated at 2500 kilowatts for combined heat and power (CHP-2 Unit) to be located at 1 MedImmune Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
3/7/2018
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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:​

  
Project
  
  
Docket Location
collapse PO_type : Request for Informational Meeting ‎(1)
Reese Transportation
Installation of a portable 441 ton per hour crushing and screening plant powered by two diesel engines to be located at 1976 Worcester Highway, Pocomoke City, MD 21851
10/31/2017
The docket is located at the Pocomoke City Branch Library, 301 Market Street, Pocomoke City.  Please ask for docket #15-17
collapse PO_type : Request for Public Hearing ‎(3)
C. William Hetzer, Inc.
Replacement of one crusher and two conveyors to process shale, waste concrete, and recycled asphalt pavement(RAP) to be located on their property at 15365 Clear Spring Road, Williamsport, MD 21795
4/23/20185/2/2018
The docket is located at the  Williamsport Memorial Library, 104 East Potomac Street, Williamsport, MD 21795, and at MDE headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Ask for Docket # 01-18
Reese Transportation
Installation of a  441 ton-per-hour recycled asphalt and concrete crushing and screening plant,  powered by two diesel engines, to be located at 1976 Worcester Highway, Pocomoke, MD 21851.
3/21/20184/2/2018
Please ask for Docket # 15-17 at the Pocomoke City Branch Library, 301 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851.
Buckeye  Terminals LLC
Modification of existing truck loading rack to add one new gasoline/ethanol loading arm and two new distillate loading arms and the modification to exiting Tanks 1964,1953 to add internal floating roofs for gasloline storage.  Proposed modification will be located at the existing facility at 6200 Pennington Avenue, Baltimore MD 21226.
3/20/20183/30/2018
The docket can be viewed at the Enoch Pratt Brooklyn Branch Library, 300 East Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21225.

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 shannon.heafey@maryland.gov 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:​

  
Project
  
Meeting Location
Docket Location
collapse PO_type : Scheduled Informational Meeting ‎(4)
Maryland Crematory
Installation of one U.S. Cremation "Excel" unit human crematory to be located at 408 Headquarters Drive, Millersville, MD 21108
12/12/2017 6:30 PM
Earleigh Heights Fire Volunteer Fire Comapny Hall, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146
Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061,  and Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore MD 21230.  Please ask for docket #16-17.
Humanim Inc.
Installation of one 35 ton per hour brick crushing plant to be located at 222 North Calverton Road, Baltimore MD
11/1/2017 6:00 PM
MDE Headquarters, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore MD 21230
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)
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
Access World
Installation of two 500 ton-per-hour crushing plants and four 200 ton-per-hour screening plants.  The proposed installations would be located at 200 Shipyard Road, Sparrows Point, MD 21219.
3/21/2018 7:00 PM
North Point Edgemere Volunteer Fire Hall, 7500 North Point Road, Sparrows Point, MD 21219
Docket # 14-17 can be found at the North Point Branch Library, 1716 Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk, MD 21222.

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:​

  
  
Reese Transportation4/9/2018
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
M. Luis Products LLC11/17/2017
Lifoam Industries10/21/2017
Bluegrass Materials Company LLC - North East Quarry10/19/2017
Allan Myers MD, Inc10/10/2017
J. Richard Breeding Excavating Inc. 9/6/2017
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