Crusher for rock salt

Rules and Permits for Rock Crushing Plants

Who is subject to Env-A 2800? A non-metallic mineral processing plant is defined as any combination of equipment used to grind or crush any non-metallic mineral, such as stone, sand, gravel, clay, rock, salt and vermiculite. The term includes all equipment used in conjunction with the grinding or crushing equipment to dry, mix, convey, size, or blend the processed material. Owners or operators of non-metallic mineral processing plants (rock crushers) with the following capacities are subject to all the permitting, testing and emission standards requirements in Env-A 2800: a) A fixed (stationary) rock crushing plant with a capacity of 25 tons per hour or more, and b) A portable rock crusher with a capacity of 150 tons per hour or more. Owners or operators of other rock crushing plants that fall below these capacities are not subject to the permitting or testing requirements, but they are subject to emission standards as specified in Env-A 2803.01

What is a Permit-by-Notification?

A Permit-by-Notification is a registration process in which+ the equipment owner/operator certifies their intent to comply with all applicable rules and regulations. Owners or operators of rock crushing plants are subject to permitting requirements if the facility meets or exceeds the capacity thresholds listed above. Owners or operators may obtain a Permit-by-Notification for Non-Metallic Mineral Processing Plants to meet this requirement. By following the procedures to obtain coverage under the Permit-by-Notification process, owners will be certifying that they will comply with all applicable rules and regulations. Crusher for rock salt An owner or operator who qualifies for and obtains coverage under the Permit-by-Notification process is not required to obtain a Temporary Permit or a State Permit to Operate pursuant to Env-A 600.

What is the process for obtaining coverage under the Permit-by-Notification?

The application for a Permit-by-Notification shall contain the information listed in Env-A 2806.04. The application will need to include general information on the plant and the owner or operator, as well as a detailed list of all equipment associated with the crushing plant. The owner or operator will also need to certify that the operation will comply with all applicable rules, including the federal rules governing non-metallic mineral processing plants as codified under 40 CFR 60, Subpart OOO. The application for a Permit-by-Notification shall be submitted to DES via postal mail or on-line. To submit forms electronically you must be registered as a “OneStop Data Provider.” Visit, click on the green “OneStop Data and Information” icon on the left side, select “OneStop Data Provider” and follow the registration procedures. To help ensure applicants supply all of the information listed in Env-A 2806.04. Optional application forms are available to use when submitting the required general information (Form PBN-1 General Facility Information) and detailed equipment inventory information (PBN-2 Equipment Component Inventory List).

What are the fees associated with the Permit-by-Notification?

There is a one-time application fee of $1,000. Plants covered under the Permit-by-Notification process will not be required to pay annual emission-based fees.

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