Notice of Proposal to Issue an Air Quality Control Minor Permit to Teck American Incorporated, A&A Exploration Program


Teck American Incorporated
A&A Exploration Program

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) proposes to issue an Air Quality Control Minor Permit AQ1444MSS01 to Teck American, Inc. (Teck) for the Anarraaq & Aktigiruq (A&A) Exploration Program.

Applicant:      Teck American, Inc., P.O. Box 3087, Spokane, WA 99220

Location:       Latitude: 68° 10’ 46.79” N; Longitude: 162° 57’ 52.248” W

Activity:         The project is a new mineral exploration program. The minor permit is classified under 18 AAC 50.502(b)(3) for operation of a rock crusher with a rated capacity of at least five tons per hour, 18 AAC 50.502(c)(1) for construction of a new stationary source with a potential to emit greater than 40 tpy of NOx, and 18 AAC 50.508(5) to establish owner requested limits to avoid Title V permitting under 18 AAC 326.

Emissions:     The potential annual emission of regulated air contaminants (including fugitive emissions) are: 85.9 tpy NOx, 112.2 tpy CO, 83.2 tpy PM, 31.9 tpy PM10, 8.6 tpy PM2.5, 29.1 tpy SO2, and 17.8 tpy VOC

ADEC Preliminary Review: Based on review of the application, ADEC drafted a preliminary permit decision for this project under AS 46.14 and 18 AAC 50.

Available Information: Copies of the permit application, ADEC’s preliminary permit and preliminary technical analysis report are available at the following offices M-F from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM:

ADEC Air Permit Program, 410 Willoughby Ave, Juneau, AK 907 465 5100
ADEC Air Permit Program, 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, 907 269 7577

The preliminary permit documents are also available at:

Opportunity for Public Participation: Any interested person may present written statements relevant to the draft documents, as long as they are received within the timeframe listed below. ADEC will consider all comments received and make any changes ADEC finds beneficial or necessary to assure compliance with 18 AAC 50 or State Law. ADEC will issue a final decision to issue or deny the permit after the close of the public comment period.

ADEC complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Theresa Zimmerman at 907 465 6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 by the 15th day of this public comment period to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

Please direct written statements or requests relevant to the preliminary permit to Kathie Mulkey by mail to 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, by fax to 907 269 7508 or send email to Comments must be received by close of public comment period at 4:30 PM. on March 18, 2019

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Created 2/15/2019 4:17:44 PM by tlollila


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: AQ1444MSS01
Publish Date: 2/15/2019
Archive Date: 3/19/2019