Public Notice


Notice of Intent to Approve

On April 19, 2021, Appalachian Aggregates, LLC applied to the WV Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) for a Modification Permit for the Kelly Mountain Quarry near Elkins, Randolph County, WV. The latitude and longitude are: 38.8955 N and -79.7677 W. A preliminary evaluation has determined that all State and Federal air quality requirements will be met by the proposed facility. The DAQ is providing notice to the public of its preliminary determination to issue the permit as R13-1891K.

The following change in potential to discharge emissions will be authorized by this permit action: PM of 3.82 tons per year (tpy) of which 3.15 tpy is fugitive, PM10 of 1.76 tpy of which 1.43 tpy is fugitive, PM2.5 of 0.92 tpy of which 0.21 tpy is fugitive, VOC of 0.05 tpy, NOx of 0.18 tpy, CO of 0.14 tpy, SO2 of 1.58, and total HAPs of 0.0162 tpy.

Written comments or requests for a public meeting must be received by the DAQ before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 28, 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 construction 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.

Thornton E. Martin Jr.
WV Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Quality
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Telephone: 304/926-0499, ext. 41276
Email: thornton.e.martin@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: