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NOTICE OF 30 DAY PERIOD FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Preliminary Findings Regarding a Significant Source Modification and a

Part 70 Operating Permit Renewal

for The Levy Company, Inc.

a contractor of ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, LLC.

Significant Source Modification

No. 127-30302-00026

Part 70 Operating Permit Renewal

No.: 127-29719-00026

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has received an application from The Levy Company, Inc., a contractor of ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, LLC located at 250 W. US Highway 12, Burns Harbor, Indiana 46304 for a Significant Source Modification and a Part 70 Operating Permit Renewal. If approved by IDEMís Office of Air Quality (OAQ), this renewal would allow The Levy Company, Inc. to modify and continue operating their blast furnace and basic oxygen slag processing and handling operation.

IDEM has reviewed this application, and has developed preliminary findings, consisting of draft permits and several supporting documents, that would allow the applicant to make this change.

A copy of the permit application and IDEMís preliminary findings are available at:

Westchester Public Library

200 West Indiana Avenue

Chesterton, Indiana 46304

And

IDEM Northwest Regional Office

8380 Louisiana Street

Merrillville, IN 46410

A copy of the preliminary findings is available on the Internet at: www.in.gov/idem/permits/air/pending.html.

How can you participate in this process?

The day after this announcement is published in a newspaper marks the beginning of a 30-day public comment period. During that 30-day period, you may comment on this draft permit. If the 30th day of the comment period falls on a day when IDEM offices are closed for business, all comments must be postmarked or delivered in person on the next business day that IDEM is open.

You may request that IDEM hold a public hearing about this draft permit. If adverse comments concerning the air pollution impact of this draft permit are received, with a request for a public hearing, IDEM may hold a public hearing. If a public hearing is held, IDEM will make a separate announcement of the date, time, and location of that hearing. At a hearing, you would have an opportunity to submit written comments, make verbal comments, ask questions, and discuss any air pollution concerns with IDEM staff.

Comments and supporting documentation, or a request for a public hearing should be sent in writing to IDEM. If you do not want to comment at this time, but would like to be added to IDEMís mailing list to receive notice of future action related to this permit application, please contact IDEM. Please refer to permit numbers SSM No. 127-30302-00026 and TV Renewal No.127-29719-00026 in all correspondence.

To Contact IDEM:

Aida De Guzman

IDEM, Office of Air Quality

100 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2251

(800) 451-6027, ask for extension 3-4972

Or dial directly: (317) 233-4972

E-mail: adeguzma@idem.IN.gov

All comments will be considered by IDEM when we make a decision to issue or deny the permit. Comments that are most likely to affect final permit decisions are those based on the rules and laws governing this permitting process (326 IAC 2), air quality issues, and technical issues. IDEM does not have legal authority to regulate zoning, odor or noise. For such issues, please contact your local officials.

What will happen after IDEM makes a decision?

Following the end of the public comment period, IDEM will issue a Notice of Decision stating whether the permits have been issued or denied. If the permits are issued, it may be different than the draft permits because of comments that were received during the public comment period. If comments are received during the public notice period, the final decision will include a document that summarizes the comments and IDEMís response to those comments. If you have submitted comments or have asked to be added to the mailing list, you will receive a Notice of the Decision. The notice will provide details on how you may appeal IDEMís decision, if you disagree with that decision. The final decision will also be available on the Internet at the address indicated above, at the local library indicated above, and the IDEM public file room on the 12th floor of the Indiana Government Center North, 100 N. Senate, Indianapolis 46204 and IDEM Northwest Regional Office, 8380 Louisiana Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

If you have any questions, please contact Aida De Guzman of my staff at the above address.

Donald F. Robin, P.E., Section Chief

Permits Branch

Office of Air Quality

For additional information about air permits and how you can participate, please see IDEMís Guide for Citizen Participation and Permit Guide on the Internet at:

www.in.gov/idem/permits/guide/.

APD

(May 10, 2011)