Update on proposed Zinc Resources facility

As of press time, comments can still be made to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on the proposed hazardous waste processing facility planned for Whitsett in northern Live Oak County.

According to TCEQ, Zinc Resources LLC submitted an application for an air permit for the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) Byproduct Zinc Recycling Plant on Dec. 14, 2020.

“The Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain Permit (first notice) was published on Jan. 21, 2021. The public comment period will remain open through the end of the second public notice. Currently, the permit application is under review and a second notice has not been published. A determination as to whether a public meeting will be held will be made later in the permit review process,” said TCEQ in a statement to the Pleasanton Express on March 15.

How to comment

Here is the link to send comments or a hearing request to TCEQ: www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/decisions/cc/comments.html

• Under “Comment on Pending Permits,” click on “Comment online about pending permit applications.”

• Enter the permit number: 163540.

• Click on “Next.”

• The screen should show “EAF Dust Recycling Plant” in Live Oak County, which ensures you have entered the correct number.

• Fill in the form below with contact info and comments, then submit to TCEQ.

You should receive a confirmation from TCEQ that your comments were received.

Alternate ways to comment

If you are unable to comment online and wish to mail a letter, the address is:

Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105


PO Box 13087

Austin, TX 78711-3087

Letters can also be faxed to: 512-239-3311. Please note all comments submitted by fax must be followed by a hard copy in the mail within three days.

Currently, 100 comments have been made online on the TCEQ website.

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