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General Notice
General Notice - Proposed State Implementation Plan Revision -
Date Posted: 1/14/2020
Expiration Date: 3/17/2020
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.

Purpose of notice: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking comments and announcing a public comment period on a proposed permit to limit air pollution emitted by a facility in Roanoke, Virginia. This public comment period is being held in order to satisfy state public notice requirements under § 10.1-1322.01 of the Code of Virginia. If adopted, the Commonwealth also intends to submit the plan as a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) in accordance with the requirements of §110(a) of the federal Clean Air Act. The SIP is the plan developed by the Commonwealth in order to fulfill its responsibilities under the federal Clean Air Act to attain and maintain the ambient air quality standards promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Act.

Public comment period: January 31, 2020 to March 17, 2020.

Public hearing: A public hearing will be conducted if a request is made in writing to the contact listed below. In order to be considered, the request must include the full name, address and telephone number of the person requesting the hearing and be received by DEQ by the last day of the comment period. Notice of the date, time, and location of any requested public hearing will be announced in a separate notice, and another 30-day comment period will be conducted.

Permit name: State Operating Permit issued by DEQ, under the authority of the State Air Pollution Control Board.

Name, address and registration number: Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation D/B/A Steel Dynamics, Roanoke Bar Division, 102 Westside Boulevard, Roanoke, Virginia, Registration No. 20131.

Description of proposal: The Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation Steel Mini-Mill in Roanoke, Virginia was identified as a source subject to RACT for the control of NOX. The permit and RACT determination were submitted to EPA as a SIP revision on January 31, 2005. EPA approved the submittal on April 27, 2005 (70 FR 21621). Since that approval, the company has made changes to its operations that necessitate the issuance of a new state operating permit. Billet Reheat Furnace #2 was to replace Billet Reheat Furnace #1, but was never constructed. Electric Arc Furnace #4 has been removed, Ladles Preheaters EU-3 and Tundish Preheaters EU-4 have been removed and replaced with other preheaters, and Billet Reheat Furnace #1 has been permanently shut down and replaced with a new billet reheat furnace. The baseline RACT determination for Electric Arc Furnace #5 and the associated Ladle Metallurgical Station #5 has not changed.

Federal information: This notice is being given to satisfy the public participation requirements of federal regulations (40 CFR 51.102). The proposal will be submitted as a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia SIP under §110(a) of the federal Clean Air Act in accordance with 40 CFR 51.104.

How to comment: DEQ accepts written comments by email, fax, and postal mail. In order to be considered, written comments must include the full name, address and telephone number of the person commenting and be received by DEQ by the last day of the comment period. All materials received are part of the public record.

To review proposal: The proposal and any supporting documents are available on the DEQ Air Public Notices for Plans web site ( The documents may also be obtained by contacting the DEQ representative named below. The public may review the documents between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm of each business day until the close of the public comment period at the following DEQ locations: (1) Main Street Office, 22nd Floor, 1111 E. Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, (804) 698-4249 and (2) Blue Ridge Regional Office, 901 Russell Dr, Salem VA, 540-562-6700.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Paul Jenkins 
Address: 901 Russell Drive
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)562-6822    FAX: (540)562-6725    TDD: ()-