UPCOMING EVENTS

Air quality hearing for the Town Of Arland Plant–Superior Silica Sand. Your presence is important at this hearing whether you express opposition or just be there to learn more about how hearings are held. Bring your neighbors and friends to show solidarity among the people. Remember that pollution knows no boundaries in the frac sand industry !!! All the materials can be accessed  for study at the DNR air quality site. (see the instructions below) Most likely there will be two DNR spokespeople in attendance at this hearing.  People from counties surrounding Barron Co. are invited to attend as well. Please use all the skills you can to learn more about what the plan is about. Make comments if you can. Ask questions and probe to find more information about how the company will operate.  Bring written statements if you plan to respond to submit.  Please pass on this information to as many others as you can.
Pat Popple 715-723-6398

Thursday December 4, 2014, 1:00 PM
Barron County Courthouse, Room 110
335 East Monroe Avenue
Barron, Wisconsin 54812

Public Notice of an Air Pollution Permit Application Review
Facility Description.
Superior Silica Sand – Arland Plant, located at 617 8th Avenue, Village of Clayton, Barron County, Wisconsin, FID 603110860,
submitted to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) a permit application, including plans and specifications for a new dry
sand processing plant and incorporation of three existing mines and wet plants into the proposed permit.
Air Pollution Control Construction Permit No. 14-MHR-069
Air Pollution Control Operation Permit 603110860-P01, a Part 70 permit.

Application Review.
DNR has made a preliminary determination that the application meets state and federal air pollution control requirements and
that the permit should be approved. You can review the permit application, the DNR’s analysis and draft permit prepared by
the DNR at the Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Air Management Headquarters, Seventh Floor, 101 South Webster
Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703; Northern Region Air Program, Cumberland Area Office, 1341 2nd Avenue, P.O. Box 397,
Cumberland, WI 54829, tel. (715) 822-2749; West Central Region Air Program, La Crosse Area Office, 3550 Mormon Coulee
Road LaCrosse, WI 54601; and at the Barron City Library, 10 North 3rd Street, Barron, WI 54812; or contact Michael Ross at
(608) 785-9973 or by e-mail at michael.ross@wisconsin.gov. This information is also available for downloading from the
Internet at http://dnr.wi.gov/cias/am/amexternal/AM_PermitTrackingSearch.aspx.
The department has made the determination under ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code, that this type of proposal normally does not
have the potential to cause significant adverse environmental or secondary effects. This is a preliminary determination and does
not constitute a final approval from the Air Management Program or any other DNR sections which may also require a review
of the project.
Registration operation permit # 603108660-R0PA for one of the three existing mines and wet plants will be revoked as part of
this construction permit.
Public Hearing.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to ss. 285.13(1), 285.61(7) and 285.62(5), Wis. Stats., DNR will hold a public
hearing to receive public comments on the air pollution control permit application submitted by Superior Silica Sand – Barron
Plant
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the public hearing will be held:
Thursday December 4, 2014, 1:00 PM
Barron County Courthouse, Room 110
335 East Monroe Avenue
Barron, Wisconsin 54812

All comments received by the DNR at the public hearing will be considered prior to making a final decision regarding the
proposed project. After the public hearing, a final decision will be made on whether to issue or deny the air pollution control
construction permit. If you would like a copy of the final determination, contact Mr. Michael Ross of DNR, West Central
Region Air Program, La Crosse Area Office, 3550 Mormon Coulee Road LaCrosse, WI 54601, or by telephone at (608) 785-
9973.
Information on the public commenting and hearing process is available at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/AirPermits/Process.html.
Reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for
qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
STATE OF WISCONSIN
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
For the Secretary
By /s/ Kristin L. Hart
Kristin L. Hart-Chief
Permits & Stationary Source Modeling Section

14-MHR-069 Public_Notice.pdf

Courteous, concise comments relevant to the topic are welcome, whether or not they agree with the views that predominate here. Long rants proclaiming the infallibility of your own views or favorite ideology will not be posted, neither will repeated attempts to hammer on a point already addressed, nor will comments containing profanity, abusive language, flame-baiting and name calling. Please indicate precisely what you are blogging about. I just got a post from ? E-Mail ? which said: "Is this going to be OUR furture??. I have no idea what they were referring to and no way to contact them. This is why we prefer comments that are signed by actual persons who leave their E-Mail address (it won't be published) so they can be contacted if questions arise.

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