APCD Notice of Public Hearing

February 09, 2021

On February 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a Public Hearing on an Agreed Board Order to resolve a Notice of Violation (NOV) issued by the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District to Kosmos Cement Company LLC (Kosmos) for violations of District Regulation 2.16, Title V Operating Permits. This NOV is related to the company’s compliance with Part 63, Subpart LLL (National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry), which establishes an emissions limit for Mercury (Hg) of 55 lbs/MM tons of clinker calculated as a 30-day rolling average on an operating day basis for the facility.  Between May 26, 2020, and June 10, 2020, the company exceeded the limit on 16 operating days.  The company returned to compliance thereafter.  At its highest, on June 5, 2020, emissions of Mercury were 68 lbs/MM tons of clinker.

The proposed Agreed Board Order requires Kosmos to pay a civil penalty of $37,500. 

The Air Pollution Control Board will consider adoption of this Agreed Board Order at the regularly scheduled monthly Board Meeting immediately following this Public Hearing. The online meeting and call-in information are the same for both the Public Hearing and the Board Meeting and can be found at www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket prior to the meeting.

Get More Information: You can get more information, including the NOV and Agreed Board Order, at www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket or from Steven Gravatte, Compliance and Enforcement Manager, (502) 574-7232, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Share Your Thoughts: You can share your thoughts on the Agreed Board Order with the Air Pollution Control Board in a few different ways. You can submit written comments by mail to Rachael Hamilton, Secretary-Treasurer, at 701 W. Ormsby Ave. Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203. You can also submit written comments by email to [email protected].  Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. February 16, 2021.  You can also provide oral comments at the Public Hearing being held February 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Due to current public health restrictions related to COVID-19, this Public Hearing and the Board Meeting to follow will be held online via Webex. You can join online or call-in using just your telephone.  Instructions on attending either online or by telephone can be found at  www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket prior to the meeting.

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