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Asphalt Paving Plants

Hot mix asphalt (HMA) paving materials are a mixture of size-graded, high quality aggregate (which can include reclaimed asphalt pavement [RAP]), and liquid asphalt cement, which is heated and mixed in measured quantities to produce HMA.

Emissions from HMA plants include production emissions, pre-production fugitive dust emissions, and other production-related fugitive emissions. Pre-production fugitive dust sources associated with HMA plants include vehicular traffic generating fugitive dust on paved and unpaved roads, aggregate material handling and other aggregate processing operations.

Who Needs a Permit?

  • A permit is required for all HMA plants.

  • Boilers associated with HMA plants will also be subject to a permit.

Permit Fees 

New Installations: 

  • Use Schedule  (see Rule 301,).  Fees are based on the size of the motor.   Use the Initial Permit Fee column for new installations or equipment not previously permitted.

Modifications:

  • For modifications of permitted equipment resulting in an increase in  rating, the fee is assessed in accordance with fee schedule 1 (see Rule 301).

  • For modifications resulting in no increase in rating, the fee shall be based on Rule 301.

Equipment Installed Without an Authority to Construct:  Per Rule 301, Section 302.1, any person installing/operating regulated equipment without obtaining a permit from the SacMetro AQMD first will be required to pay permit renewal back fees for each year of unpermitted operation, to a maximum of three years, in addition to the initial permit fee. 

Permit Application Completeness Determination

An application will not be accepted for processing until it is deemed complete. The following will be required in order for the SacMetro AQMD to make a completeness determination.

  • Completed application Forms G100AP100 and HRA100 with the original signature of the owner/proprietor or responsible officer of the company.

  • Applicable permit fee in accordance with Rule 301.

  • Any additional information that may be requested in order to perform a health risk assessment or to better understand the process or the applicability of regulation

 

 Documents / Forms

Related Rules

Rule Date Last Amended
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