Non-Metallic Mineral Processing General Permit

Permit Applicability:

To qualify for the Non-Metallic Mineral Processing General Permit, the facility must meet the following:

  • Must be a non-metallic mineral processing facility with corresponding SIC codes listed in  9VAC5-510-170.
  • Actual emissions for PM-10 must be below 99 tons.  (If PM-10 cannot be quantified then PM should be used.)
  • Total primary crushing capacity should not exceed 5,000 tons per hour.
  • Total fuel oil consumed should not exceed 331,022 gallons per year.

Expiration of Permit:

General permits do not expire except if the general permit is modified and re-issued by the Department. At that time, the facility has a year from re-issuance of the general permit to apply and receive the new general permit.

Application Fees:

No application fee or annual fee.

Public Participation Requirements:

General permits do not have to go through public participation.

Time Frames:

A response to each application for coverage under the general permit will be provided within 30 days.

Application Process:

    • Fill out a complete Form 510-1 application and Form 510-2 application spreadsheet. If the facility includes a diesel engine, fill out a complete Form 510-3 application spreadsheet. 
    • For new greenfield facilities, include a signed Local Governing Body Certification Form, which is located in the Form 7 application.

Send all of the completed application and application spreadsheets (with cover letter and other documents) to the appropriate regional office.

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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