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Draft Air Quality Permits 7277-7278 - Bardon, Inc. dba Aggregate Industries

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Draft Air Quality Permits 7277-7278 - Bardon, Inc. dba Aggregate Industries


Draft Air Quality Permits 7277-7278, Bardon, Inc. dba Aggregate Industries, Construction and operation of a concrete crusher/screener and a portable stacking conveyor at 5001 Fort Totten Drive NE.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 20 DCMR § 210, the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, is proposing to issue permit Nos. 7277 and 7278 to Bardon, Inc. dba Aggregate Industries to construct and operate one crusher/screener and a separate stacking conveyor (both described in the table below) for processing waste concrete from the ready-mix concrete manufacturing process. The proposed equipment will be located at the Bardon, Inc. dba Aggregate Industries, ready-mix concrete production facility, located at 5001 Fort Totten Drive NE. The contact person for applicant is Tim Bevard, Land Manager, at (301) 982-1485. The applicant’s mailing address is 6401 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 400, Greenbelt, MD 20770.

Equipment Type

Equipment Description

Permit No.

McCloskey International Model I54Rv3 Crusher/Screener

One (1) 300 ton per hour Crusher with one (1) built-in Belt Conveyor powered by a 510 Hp, Tier 4f, diesel fired engine coupled with a two deck screener with top deck dimensions 4 X 7.75feet with three (3) built-in belt conveyors.


McCloskey International Model ST80T Stacking Conveyor

Stacking conveyor powered by a 50 Hp, Tier 4f, diesel fired engine.


Emissions Estimate:

The total potential emissions from the crusher/screener and the stacking conveyor, in total, have been estimated to not exceed those specified in the following table [20 DCMR 201]:



Maximum Annual Emissions*


Carbon Monoxide (CO)


Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)


Coarse Particulate Matter (PM10)


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)


Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)


*These emissions estimates are based on maximum allowable operation of the units under the terms of the permits, incorporating limits on operating hours limiting operations to 50 weeks per year, 6 days per week, and 10 hours per day.

Emissions Limits:


The proposed overall emission limits for the equipment are as follows:

a.   Emissions of dust shall be minimized in accordance with the requirements of 20 DCMR 605 and the “Operational Limitations” of this permit.

b.   The emission of fugitive dust from any material handling, screening, crushing, grinding, conveying, mixing, or other industrial-type operation or process is prohibited. [20 DCMR 605.2]

c.   Emissions from the engine powering each crusher/screener shall not exceed those achieved by proper operation of the equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.

d.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from stationary sources; provided, that the discharges not exceeding forty percent (40%) opacity (unaveraged) shall be permitted for two (2) minutes in any sixty (60) minute period and for an aggregate of twelve (12) minutes in any twenty-four hour (24 hr.) period during start-up, cleaning, soot blowing, adjustment of combustion controls, or malfunction of the equipment. [20 DCMR 606.1]

e.   In addition to Condition (d), emissions from grinding mills, screening operations, bucket elevators, transfer points on belt conveyors, bagging operations, storage bins, enclosed truck or railcar loading stations shall not exceed 7% opacity. Emissions from crushers shall not exceed 12% opacity. [40 CFR 60, Subpart OOO, Table 3]

f.    An emission into the atmosphere of odorous or other air pollutants from any source in any quantity and of any characteristic, and duration which is, or is likely to be injurious to the public health or welfare, or which interferes with the reasonable enjoyment of life or property is prohibited. [20 DCMR 903.1]

The permit applications and supporting documentation, along with the draft permits are available for public inspection at AQD and copies may be made available between the hours of 8:15 A.M. and 4:45 P.M. Monday through Friday. Interested parties wishing to view these documents should provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers and affiliation, if any, to Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.

Interested persons may submit written comments on this subject within 30 days of publication of this notice. The written comments must also include the person’s name, telephone number, affiliation, if any, mailing address and a statement outlining the air quality issues in dispute and any facts underscoring those air quality issues. .  

Comments on the proposed permit and any request for a public hearing should be addressed to:

Stephen S. Ours   
Chief, Permitting Branch - Air Quality Division
Department of Energy and Environment

1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington DC 20002

[email protected]

No comments or hearing requests submitted after December 30, 2019 will be accepted.

For more information, please contact Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.