NOTICE OF 30 DAY
PERIOD FOR PUBLIC
Findings Regarding the Significant Modification of a Part 70 Operating
International, Inc. - Iron oxide
acid production facility in
Permit Modification No.127-30573-00039
Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has received an application
from Magnetics International, Inc. - located at 1111 North State Road 149,
Burns Harbor, Indiana 46304 for a Significant Modification of their Part 70
Operating Permit issued on January 14, 2011. If approved by IDEMís Office of
Air Quality (OAQ), this proposed Significant Modification would allow
Magnetics International, Inc. to make certain changes at their existing
A copy of the
permit application and IDEMís preliminary findings are available at:
200 West Indiana
Chesterton , IN
A copy of the
preliminary findings is available on the Internet at: http://www.in.gov/ai/appfiles/idem-caats/.
How can you
participate in this process?
The date that
this notice is published in a newspaper marks the beginning of a 30-day
public comment period. 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 will decide whether or not to hold a
public hearing. IDEM could also decide to hold a public meeting instead of,
or in addition to, a public hearing. If a public hearing or meeting is held,
IDEM will make a separate announcement of the date, time, and location of
that hearing or meeting. At a hearing, you would have an opportunity to
submit written comments and make verbal comments. At a meeting, you would
have an opportunity to submit written comments, ask questions, and discuss
any air pollution concerns with IDEM staff.
supporting documentation, or a request for a public hearing should be sent
in writing to IDEM at the address below. If you comment via e-mail, please
include your full U.S. mailing address so that you can be added to IDEMís
mailing list to receive notice of future action related to this permit. If
you do not want to comment at this time, but would like to receive notice of
future action related to this permit application, please contact IDEM at the
address below. Please refer to permit number 127-30573-00039 in all
be sent to:
IDEM, Office of
100 North Senate
MC 61-53 IGCN
ask for extension (3-5334)
Or dial directly:
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.
information about air permits and how you can participate, please see IDEMís
Guide for Citizen Participation and Permit Guide on the Internet at:
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 permit has been issued or denied. If the permit is issued, it
may be different than the draft permit 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
Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2251 and Northern Regional Office 220
West Colfax Ave, Suite 200 South Bend, In 46601.
If you have any
questions please contact Anh Nguyen of my staff at the above address.
Sinha, Ph. D., Section Chief
Office of Air