Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board

General Notice
Public Comment Opportunity - Draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality to limit air pollution emitted by a facility in Henry County, Virginia.
Date Posted: 4/13/2022
Expiration Date: 5/17/2022
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
32 Day Comment Forum closed. Began on 4/14/2022 and ended 5/16/2022

Purpose of notice: To seek public comment on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality to limit air pollution emitted by a facility in Henry County, Virginia.

Public comment period: April 14, 2022 to May 16, 2022

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

Applicant name and address: Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc.; P.O. Box 626 Bassett, VA 24055

Facility name, address and registration number: BFI Bassett; 2611 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett, VA 24055; 30284

Project description: Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. has applied for a renewal of their Title V Operating permit for BFI Bassett. The facility is classified as a major source of air pollution. There are no proposed changes in emissions. The permit would allow the source to continue to operate a furniture finishing operation.

HOW TO COMMENT AND/OR REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: DEQ accepts comments and requests for public hearing by hand-delivery, e-mail, fax or postal mail. All comments and requests must be in writing and be received by DEQ during the comment period. Submittals must include the names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the commenter/requester and of all persons represented by the commenter/requester. A request for public hearing must also include: 1) The reason why a public hearing is requested. 2) A brief, informal statement regarding the nature and extent of the interest of the requester or of those represented by the requestor, including how and to what extent such interest would be directly and adversely affected by the permit. 3) Specific references, where possible, to terms and conditions of the permit with suggested revisions. Please note this draft permit is being concurrently reviewed as a proposed permit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A public hearing may be held, including another comment period, if public response is significant, based on individual requests for a public hearing, and there are substantial, disputed issues relevant to the permit.

Contact for public comments, document requests and additional information: Caitlin Spencer; Blue Ridge Regional Office, 901 Russell Drive, Salem, VA 24153; Phone: 540-524-8336; E-mail:; Fax: 804-698-4178. The public may review the draft permit and application at the DEQ office named above or may request copies of the documents from the contact person listed above.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Caitlin Spencer 
Address: Blue Ridge Regional Office, 901 Russell Drive
Salem, 24153
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)524-8336    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-