Ohio EPA Issues Permit for AMG Vanadium Muskingum County plant
Ohio EPA issued a final air permit-to-install today to AMG Vanadium LLC to build and begin operating a ferroalloy production facility in Zanesville.
“We are pleased AMG Vanadium chose Ohio for its second facility,” Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson said. “The Cambridge-based company has established strong community and business partnerships in this region and is demonstrating a continued commitment to creating local jobs and protecting the environment.”
The new facility is planned to treat and use spent refinery catalyst as raw material in the production of ferroalloy products, using a multi-hearth roaster and electric arc furnaces. Ohio EPA permits include conditions limiting total maximum air emissions to protect public health and the environment. Computer modeling of the project’s anticipated air emissions was required and conducted to ensure that local air quality will be protected.
Before issuing the permit as final, Ohio EPA reviewed the company’s application to ensure it would comply with federal and state standards, laws and regulations. The Agency held a public information session and hearing about the project July 16 at John McIntire Library in Zanesville. The Agency reviewed and considered public comments received at the meeting and during the public comment period.
The final permit and the response to comments document are available on Ohio EPA’s website.
Issuance of final permits can be appealed to the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC). Appeals generally must be filed within 30 days of issuing a final action; therefore, anyone considering filing an appeal should contact ERAC at 614-466-8950 for more information.
About AMG Vanadium LLC
AMG Vanadium LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (“AMG”, EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: “AMG”), a global leader in the production of highly engineered specialty metal products and advanced vacuum furnace systems. Located in Cambridge, Ohio, AMG Vanadium specializes in the environmentally beneficial conversion of oil refinery and power plant waste products into specialty metals used by global steel producers in automotive, energy transmission and infrastructure applications. By using materials which would otherwise be discarded as waste, AMG Vanadium encourages environmental stewardship, energy conservation and resource recovery, making it the environmental leader in this global industry. AMG Vanadium is the North American ferrovanadium market share leader and has two primary product lines: FEROVAN®, its ferrovanadium alloy used in the production of steel to improve its strength, and FeNiMoly® which is a valuable additive utilized in the production of stainless and carbon steels.
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