VULCAN REMAINS COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH COMAL COUNTY
- After a lengthy and detailed review process, which included considerable public input, the TCEQ Executive Director issued a draft air permit for Vulcan’s proposed Comal County rock crushing plant in 2018.
- The issuance of the draft air permit was based on the TCEQ Executive Director’s determination that the plant’s operation will meet or exceed all applicable air quality regulations and will be protective of the public’s health, welfare and property, as well as the environment.
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COMAL COUNTY, Texas (March 5, 2019) – After a lengthy and detailed review process, which included considerable public input, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Executive Director issued a draft air permit for Vulcan Materials Company (Vulcan) to construct and operate a rock crushing plant on its property in Comal County.
That decision was based on the TCEQ Executive Director’s technical review of Vulcan’s air permit application for the rock crushing plant. As a result of this technical review, the TCEQ Executive Director determined that operation of the proposed rock crushing plant, in accordance with the conditions in the draft air permit, will meet or exceed all applicable air quality regulations and will be protective of the public’s health, welfare, and property, as well as the environment.
“We operate in one of the most regulated industries in the country,” said Vulcan spokesman Scott Burnham. “We have presented a responsible plan that demonstrates we’re committed to Comal County and that we will operate in a safe and responsible manner. We’re also committed to engaging with the community and we look forward to participating in the remainder of the permitting process.”
Vulcan has successfully developed and operates rock crushing plants and similar facilities across the country, including many located near residential neighborhoods, schools, businesses and places of worship. Vulcan first entered the San Antonio market in the 1970s and currently operates 15 rock crushing plants across Texas. The products from the proposed Comal County rock crushing plant will be used to build roads, homes, schools and businesses in and around the area.
Vulcan will also ensure the Comal County operation is protective of water resources and will work closely with the Texas Department of Transportation to safely and efficiently manage traffic entering and exiting the site.
About Vulcan Materials Company
Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials. An industry leader in safety, health and environmental stewardship, Vulcan’s coast-to-coast footprint aligns with and serves the nation’s growth centers. Through the company’s extensive logistics network, Vulcan provides materials to build and repair valuable infrastructure such as roads, bridges, residential and commercial buildings, schools, hospitals and places of worship. Learn more at csr.vulcanmaterials.com.