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Construction and Modification Permits

As required by Knox County Air Quality Management Regulation (KCAQMR) Section 25.0, the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management (KCDAQM) is providing the public opportunity to review and submit written comments on draft permit(s) for the construction, modification, and/or operation of air contaminant source(s) as noted below. In addition, a public hearing may be requested.

The application materials and draft permit(s) are available for review during regular business hours at the KCDAQM offices located at 140 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Also, an electronic copy of the draft permit(s) is available below. To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received no later than 4:30 PM on the last day of the public comment period and be submitted using one of the following methods:

  1. Mail, private carrier, or hand delivery: Address written comments to the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management, 140 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
  2. E-mail: Submit electronic comments to aqm@aqm.co.knox.tn.us.

Rogers Group Inc. – Candora Asphalt Plant has applied to modify the hot mix asphalt drum plant located at 4405 Candora Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920. The existing plant consists of aggregate bins, conveyors, screens, two (2) asphalt cement storage tanks, drum dryer, three (3) asphalt storage silos, two (2) mobile screens, and two (2) mobile crushers/breakers. The requested modification is to add #5 Fuel Oil as a fuel for the drum dryer. A baghouse is used for pollution control. Questions concerning the source(s) may be addressed to Coby Webster at (865) 215-5900 or by e-mail at cwebster@aqm.co.knox.tn.us.

To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received no later than March 21, 2019.


BAM Inc. has applied to modify various furnaces along with establishing emission limits and operating restrictions at the Carbon Material Processing facility located at 10536 Lexington Drive, Knoxville, TN 37932. The requested modification is to upgrade the control equipment and increase production capacities of the existing polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbonization, polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC), boron nitride, and chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) furnaces. Afterburners will be used for pollution control of the PAN carbonization and CVI furnaces, afterburners and a baghouse will be used for pollution control of the boron nitride furnaces, and a sodium hydroxide solution scrubber will be used for pollution control of the PVDC furnace. Questions concerning the source(s) may be addressed to Brian Rivera at (865) 215-5900 or by e-mail at brivera@aqm.co.knox.tn.us.

To be considered, written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received no later than April 4, 2019.

Air Quality

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Knoxville, TN 37917


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