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6/17/2018 - TCEQ Public Meeting On Cement Plant Air Quality Permit Set For 6/21
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After almost a year-and-a-half of deliberations, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has determined that the emission of air contaminants from a proposed cement plant in McCulloch County will not violate any state or federal air quality regulations.
TCEQ has also indicated it has determined that emissions from the plant will not have any significant adverse effect on soil, vegetation or visibility.
The determinations by TCEQ were a part of an announcement that it has scheduled a public meeting in Brady on June 21st for comment on requests by U.S. Cement for air quality permits for a quarry and white cement production plant the company plans to build in McCulloch County.
U.S. Cement first announced plans for the plant in July, 2015. The application for the air quality permits were submitted to TCEQ in January, 2017.
The public meeting is scheduled for June 21st at 7:00pm at the Brady Civic Center.
The meeting will be in two parts. The first will be an informal discussion period when the public can ask questions of U.S. Cement and the TCEQ staff.
Then, during the formal comment period, the public will be able to state their comments into the public record. The comments and the TCEQ staff response will be considered by the Commission before a final decision is made on the permit.
U.S. Cement plans to build a quarry and production plant on a 500 acre site six miles north of Brady on Highway 377. The plant would produce white cement for the architectural and decorative markets.
The company has said the plant will cost $175 million to build, employ about 200 people and have an estimated annual payroll of $7 million.
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