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Construction and Modification Permits

Per a recent decision by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Knox County Department of Air Quality Management (KCDAQM) must immediately implement provisions for public notices equivalent to the TDEC Air Pollution Division regulations Section 1200-03-09-.01 (1) (h), which has requirements on a monthly basis for minor source modifications and construction permits to be noticed in a newspaper of general circulation. In addition, KCDAQM also recognizes the use of its website to post these notices and will continue to provide the public with prompt information.

Proposed Permits

Per regulatory requirements, including 40 CFR 51.160, et al, the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management is providing the public the opportunity to comment on the proposed approval of the following construction permits. Public comment may be submitted within the associated comment period for each permit listed below.

Comments must be written and addressed to:

Knox County Department of Air Quality Management
140 Dameron Avenue, Suite 242
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 215-5900

Details of the proposed construction permits are available for public consideration in the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management office located in the Health Department, 2nd Floor, Room 242, 140 Dameron Avenue.

Public Notice

Gerdau Long Steel North America has applied to the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management (KCDAQM) for a renewal of their major source operating permit subject to the provisions of the Knox County Air Quality Management Regulation 25.70 (also frequently referred to as Title V regulations). Gerdau Long Steel North America operates a steel reinforcing bars and rods manufacturing facility located at 1919 Tennessee Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921. The application materials used by the KCDAQM and draft permit are available for review during normal business hours at the KCDAQM offices located at 140 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. 

Interested parties are invited to review these materials and comment. To be considered, written comments must be made by September 23, 2016. If the Department receives a written request for a Public Hearing on this matter, a public hearing will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on September 26, 2016 in the Auditorium of the Knox County Health Department located at 140 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. For further information, please call (865) 215-5900.


Public Notice

First Utility District of Knox County has applied to construct a natural gas emergency generator at 10801 Snyder Road, Knoxville, TN 37931.

To be considered, written comments must be submitted to the Department at the following address by September 9, 2016.

Air Quality

Main Office
Suite 242
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917


865-215-5900 phone
865-215-5902 fax
865-215-2497 tdd
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865-215-5925
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