Permit Issuance Notices Pursuant to Rule 1302(D)(3)(a)(i) and (ii)

The permit issuance actions listed below are being posted on this website for public notice and comment, pursuant to District Rule 1302 - Procedure. These notices will be posted for thirty (30) days after issuance. The permit application and all supporting information (including preliminary decision documents if any) will be provided upon request. Any person may request additional information regarding any permit issuance action, information on possible Hearing Board appeals or information on rejected comments, or information regarding how to request a public hearing on an action (if applicable). To make such a request contact the District by email at permittingapps@mdaqmd.ca.gov or in writing to MDAQMD, Attention: Executive Director, 14306 Park Avenue, Victorville CA 92392. Please note that public notices as required by Rule 1302(C)(7)(a) and (b) (such as Federal Operating Permit, Emission Reduction Credit consumption, significant health risk, major Modification, major Prevention of Significant Deterioration or Federally Significant issuances) are noticed separately on the District website and in newspapers of general circulation; please contact the District if you are looking for information on specific permitting actions or need assistance regarding the commenting process (there is a contact email link and a website link at the bottom of this page).

Facility ID Facility Description Facility Location Permit Number Permit Title Proposed Permitting Action Date Issued
1584 Merit Aluminum Foundry, Inc. 10774 Primrose Road, Adelanto, CA 92301 C004609 BAGHOUSE, ALUMINUM REVERBERATORY FURNACE The facility was acquired by Merit Aluminum in 2019 after years of non-operation. The 2020 CEIR triggered an HRA which is in progress. This permit change imposes a BACT limit of 15 hours per day as lb/day based on lb/day NOx emissions being over the BACT threshold. Additionally, pending review of the results of the HRA, the reverberatory furnace permit is limited by permit condition to processing clean charge only and limits the permissible percentage of toxic metals in the aluminum melted such that the facility is not subject to 17 CCR 93107 Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Emissions of Toxic Metals from Non-Ferrous Metal Melting. The facility will have to show that the risk produced processing other than clean charge produces acceptable risk pursuant to Rule 1320 and that the required public noticing procedures are followed if deemed applicable. The permit conditions associated with C004609 have been updated to remove requirements of the ATCM as it is not applicable due to limits on the reverberatory furnace. Permit conditions have been updated to reflect current regulatory standards, requirements and citations. 11/19/2021
1584 Merit Aluminum Foundry, Inc. 10774 Primrose Road, Adelanto, CA 92301 B004608 FURNACE, ALUMINUM REVERBERATORY The facility was acquired by Merit Aluminum in 2019 after years of non-operation. Merit installed new burners prior to applying for a modification to the permit. The 2020 CEIR triggered an HRA which is in progress. This permit change imposes a BACT limit of 15 hours per day as lb/day based on lb/day NOx emissions being over the BACT threshold. Additionally, pending review of the results of the HRA, this permit change limits the facility to processing clean charge only and limits the permissible percentage of toxic metals in the aluminum melted such that the facility is not subject to 17 CCR 93107 Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Emissions of Toxic Metals from Non-Ferrous Metal Melting. The facility will have to show that the risk produced processing other than clean charge produces acceptable risk pursuant to Rule 1320 and that the required public noticing procedures are followed if deemed applicable. 11/19/2021
4184 Project Loki - SBD4 18580 Gateway Dr, Victorville, CA 92301 E014348 DIESEL IC ENGINE, EMERGENCY FIRE PUMP Obtain an Authority to Construct permit for a new, stationary, diesel-fired ICE powering a water pump for emergency use. This Permit Unit has a PTE less than 25 pounds per day of any Nonattainment Air Pollutant, based on 16 hours per day operation. This Facility also has a PTE less than 25 tons per year of any Nonattainment Air Pollutant; therefore, BACT is not required, per District Rule 1303(A). See Applicable Rules for further discussion of NSR/T-NSR. 11/19/2021
4046 ComAV - Qantas 18438 Readiness Street, Victorville, CA 92394 B014358 DIESEL IC ENGINE, PORTABLE GROUND POWER UNIT (GPU) To permit the operation of a Ground Power Unit (GPU) at SCLA in support of Qantas's aviation maintenance and repair/upgrade programs. This engine is not located near a K-12 school, and therefore, no H&SC 42301.6 Public Noticing will be required. 11/19/2021
1584 Merit Aluminum Foundry, Inc. 10774 Primrose Road, Adelanto, CA 92301 B008389 HOMOGENIZING FURNACE, ALUMINUM Revise permit as follows: -remove source testing requirement -remove billet ton/day limit -add conditions limiting maximum operating temperature and prohibiting processing of any material other than clean billet. There are no other changes to the process other than venting a scrubber which exhausted to atmosphere to an additional control device. There is no emissions increase associated with the changes to the permit and this is not a Modification pursuant to Regulation XIII. 11/19/2021
4181 MiCa Associates 9732 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA 92301 B014344 NATURAL GAS IC ENGINE Applicant proposes the installation of a new natural gas fueled engine at a cannabis cultivation to be used as prime power while facility is under construction. 11/17/2021
4176 Northrop Grumman Corp. 150 Grand Cypress Avenue, Palmdale, CA 93551 A014350 ABRASIVE BLASTING, CABINET To permit and operate an abrasive blasting cabinet with integral dust collector. Due to the nature of the coatings removed, HEPA filters are required by permit condition. 11/17/2021
2600 Mars Petcare 13243 Nutro Way, Victorville, CA 92392 B009827 BULK INGREDIENT STORAGE TOWER Mars Petcare is proposing to modify its Bulk Ingredient Storage Tower (B009827) and this Ingredient Handling System (B008779). The areas of the facility that will be modified by the project include the following: -Railcar receiving (bulk dry ingredients) - the railcar pit will be extended in length and the existing Baghouse #2 (C008761) will be replaced by a new larger baghouse to control dust from the expanded railcar unloading pit. -Loadout Filter Receiver (bulk dry ingredients) - the existing loadout system Baghouse #5 will be replaced with a newer unit. -Four (4) new hammermills, each with their own dedicated filter receivers that enable movement of ingredients out of the mill/grinder, will be installed. The existing hammermills will be replaced by the new hammermills and the new hammermill filter receivers (FR) will be new equipment with a new stack/exhaust point directed outside of the building. -New mechanical and pneumatic conveyance equipment will be installed associated with bulk dry ingredient unloading activities, and the transfer of ingredients to the bulk ingredient storage tower and batching tower. Specifically, four (4) new filter receivers (to be located on the top of the batching tower) will be installed for pneumatic transfers to the batching tower. Finally, three (3) existing Bin Vent System two (2) that serve bins located in the Bulk Ingredient Storage Tower and one (1) that serves raw ingredient bins will be modified/replaced with new Bin Vent Systems. Additionally, we will be establishing Facility Criteria Emission Limits concurrent with this modification. 11/17/2021
2600 Mars Petcare 13243 Nutro Way, Victorville, CA 92392 B008779 INGREDIENT HANDLING SYSTEM Mars Petcare is proposing to modify its Bulk Ingredient Storage Tower (B009827) and this Ingredient Handling System (B008779). The areas of the facility that will be modified by the project include the following: -Railcar receiving (bulk dry ingredients) - the railcar pit will be extended in length and the existing Baghouse #2 (C008761) will be replaced by a new larger baghouse to control dust from the expanded railcar unloading pit. -Loadout Filter Receiver (bulk dry ingredients) - the existing loadout system Baghouse #5 will be replaced with a newer unit. -Four (4) new hammermills, each with their own dedicated filter receivers that enable movement of ingredients out of the mill/grinder, will be installed. The existing hammermills will be replaced by the new hammermills and the new hammermill filter receivers (FR) will be new equipment with a new stack/exhaust point directed outside of the building. -New mechanical and pneumatic conveyance equipment will be installed associated with bulk dry ingredient unloading activities, and the transfer of ingredients to the bulk ingredient storage tower and batching tower. Specifically, four (4) new filter receivers (to be located on the top of the batching tower) will be installed for pneumatic transfers to the batching tower. Finally, three (3) existing Bin Vent System two (2) that serve bins located in the Bulk Ingredient Storage Tower and one (1) that serves raw ingredient bins will be modified/replaced with new Bin Vent Systems. Additionally, we will be establishing Facility Criteria Emission Limits concurrent with this modification. 11/16/2021
2121 Costco No. 1010 - Victorville 14575 Valley Center Drive, Victorville, CA 92392 G005320 GASOLINE DISPENSING FACILITY Applicant proposes to modify the existing configuration of this station by adding a 40k gallon premium grade gasoline UST, install remote dispensing on existing three gasoline UST as well as for new UST, and add one additional dispenser to each island for a total of four new dispensers (eight dual product nozzles). In addition the applicant proposes an increase in annual gasoline throughput from 23 to 26 mmgpy. 11/16/2021
1177 USMC MCLB - Nebo Annex USMC Logistics Base, Barstow, CA 923115013 N005137 GASOLINE DISPENSING FACILITY (NON-RETAIL, BLDG S324) Applicant proposes to modify and operate an existing non-retail fuel dispensing facility. The modifications consist of dispenser replacement of the existing Gasoline Dispensers and existing Diesel-only dispensers. All proposed fuel dispensing and storage equipment has been evaluated and is compliant with all applicable local, state, and federal air quality rules and regulations. 11/16/2021
2547 AeroPro Corporation 13516 Phantom Rd, Hangar 756, Victorville, CA 92394 S014281 PAINT BOOTH COMPLEX, AEROSPACE (HANGAR 756) Applicant proposes to modify the permit by removing the daily VOC limit and replace with a 19.9 tpy VOC limit. 11/10/2021
4011 ComAV - Temp Aircraft Storage 18438 Readiness Street, Victorville, CA 92394 B014347 DIESEL IC ENGINE, GROUND POWER UNIT (GPU) To permit the operation of a portable Ground Power Unit (GPU) at SCLA in support of ComAV's Temporary Aircraft Storage Project maintenance and upgrade operations. This engine is not located near any K-12 school, therefore, H&SC 42301.6 Public Noticing will not be required. 11/10/2021
4186 Diamond Ridge IV Cordova Road and Tawney Ridge Lane, Victorville, CA 92392 DCP000062 DUST CONTROL PLAN (RULE 403(C)(6)(a) CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION) To obtain a new Dust Control Plan (DCP) for a ten acre residential construction project in accordance with Rule 403. 11/09/2021
4179 Environmental Chemical - China Lake 400 San Bernardino Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 E014342 DIESEL IC ENGINE, EMERGENCY GENERATOR Obtain an Authority to Construct permit for a new, stationary, diesel-fired ICE powering an electric generator for emergency use. 11/08/2021
4179 Environmental Chemical - China Lake 400 San Bernardino Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 E014341 DIESEL IC ENGINE, EMERGENCY GENERATOR Obtain an Authority to Construct permit for a new, stationary, diesel-fired ICE powering an electric generator for emergency use. 11/08/2021