Air Permit Granted for Thunder Mountain Medical Waste Plant in Jackson County, WV

by admin on September 13, 2023

Home study and public comments added to the review process …

Company Name: Thunder Mountain Environmental Services LLC
Facility Name: Thunder Mountain Environmental Services West Virginia Plant
Permit Application: R13-3563
Plant ID No.: 035-00082.

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) of the WV Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), pursuant to 45CSR13, has made a final determination to issue Permit R13-3565. Documents related to this permitting action, including the Final Determination, Final Permit, and substantive other documents & correspondence (under the label “IPR Files”), shall be made available at the following location within 24 hours (both on the page linked below under the “Popular Searches” tab and on the ApplicationXtender database):

Please note that any person whose interest may be affected, including, but not necessarily limited to, the applicant and any person who participated in the public comment process, by a permit issued, modified or denied by the Secretary may appeal such action of the Secretary to the Air Quality Board pursuant to article one [§§22B-1-1 et seq.], Chapter 22B of the Code of West Virginia. West Virginia Code §§22-5-14.

FINAL RECOMMENDATION ~ It is the view of the writer that, after consideration of all comments received, all available information indicates Thunder Mountain Environmental Services LLC’s proposed construction of the Thunder Mountain Environmental Services West Virginia Plant near Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, should meet the emissions limitations and conditions set forth in the permit and should comply with all currently applicable state and federal air quality management rules and standards. It is, therefore, the recommendation of the undersigned that the WVDEP-DAQ issue Permit R13-3563.

>>> Edward Andrews, P.E., Engineer, WVDEP/Division of Air Quality, 601 57th Street, SE; Charleston, WV 25304


NOTE ~ LETTER from the Infectious Medical Waste Program Manager of the WV Bureau of Public Health to Thunder Mountain Environmental dated August 2, 2023: This gasification process plant does not quality as a pyrolysis process for infectious medical wastes. The public health permit is denied.

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