Public Notice

Notice of Intent to Approve

On March 24, 2021, Mountaineer Park Inc., applied to the WV Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) for a modification permit to add and operate two (2), 169 kW/227 HP, rental, diesel-fueled generator engines at their Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort located on RR2, Chester, Hancock County, WV 26034 at latitude 40.58175N and longitude 80.65471W. A preliminary evaluation has determined that all State and Federal air quality requirements will be met by the modification. The DAQ is providing notice to the public of its preliminary determination to issue the permit as R13-3222C.
The following changes in potential emissions will be authorized by this permit action: Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) at 0.50 ton per year (TPY); Carbon Monoxide (CO) at 2.61 TPY; Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) at 0.94 TPY, Particulate Matter (PM) at 0.02 TPY, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) at 0.14 TPY and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) at 0.01 TPY.
Written comments or requests for a public meeting must be received by the DAQ before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021. A public meeting may be held if the Director of the DAQ determines that significant public interest has been expressed, in writing, or when the Director deems it appropriate.
The purpose of the DAQ’s permitting process is to make a preliminary determination if the proposed/ after-the-fact modification will meet all State and Federal air quality requirements. The purpose of the public review process is to accept public comments on air quality issues relevant to this determination. Only written comments received at the address noted below within the specified time frame, or comments presented orally at a scheduled public meeting, will be considered prior to final action on the permit. All such comments will become part of the public record.
John Legg
WV Department of
Environmental Protection
Division of Air Quality
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Telephone: 304/926-0499,
ext. 41275
Email: john.c.legg@wv.gov
Additional information, including copies of the draft permit, application and all other supporting materials relevant to the permit decision may be obtained by contacting the engineer listed above. The draft permit and engineering evaluation can be downloaded at:
WDT May 7, 2021