Notice of Public Review and Request for Comments

to be published August 12, 2012

 Authority to Construct Permit for the Imerys Minerals California Stationary Source

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) has made a preliminary decision to issue an Authority to Construct (ATC) permit for the Imerys Minerals California Stationary Source. The Imerys Minerals California Lompoc facility is located approximately one mile south of Lompoc, California.  The facility includes the Imerys Lompoc and Celpure Plants.  The Imerys Minerals California Stationary Source is considered a major source for emissions of nitrogen oxides, reactive organic compounds, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, hazardous air pollutants and greenhouse gases.

Permitting Action

This action authorizes increases in ROC, CO and PM10 emissions for the modified 7 System diatomaceous earth processing line at the Imerys Minerals California Lompoc facility.  This permit is enforceable by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the District, and the public.

Public Comment Procedures

A copy of the draft permit is available for review from August 12, 2012 to September 11, 2012,  on this website for download here:

Draft-Permit-12105-17-Imerys-Minerals-California (PDF file)

The draft permit is also available for review at the following location:

Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
260 North San Antonio Road, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Comments on the permit should be submitted, in writing, to the District (Attn: David Harris).  All comments must be received by September 11, 2012.  The District will consider scheduling a hearing for public comments on the draft permit, if requested in writing, within two weeks after publication of this notice.  To request a public hearing, please send correspondence to David Harris at the above address.

Issues relevant to the permit raised during the comment period will be addressed, in writing, by the District as part of the final permit issuance.  For more information, please contact David Harris at (805) 961-8824 or write to the District at the address above.

to be published Sunday, August 12, 2012

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