Quemetco Capacity Upgrade Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Quemetco Capacity Upgrade Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
GP: Industrial; Z: Industrial

Document Description
The Quemetco Capacity Upgrade Project is proposing to modify existing SCAQMD permits to: 1) increase the rotary feed drying furnace feed rate limit from 600 tons per day to 750 tpd; 2) increase the amount of total coke material allowed to be processed in the rotary feed drying furnace and reverberatory furnace from 600,000 pounds per month to 750,000 lbs/month; 3) allow petroleum coke, in lieu of or in addition to calcined coke, to be used as a smelting reagent in the reverberatory furnace and electric resistance heated slag reduction furnace; and 4) remove one existing emergency diesel-fueled internal combustion engine and install two new emergency natural gas-fueled ICEs, each equipped with a three-way catalyst, to provide additional power to operate room ventilation baghouses during a power disruption. Currently, the facility's rotary feed drying furnace and reverberatory furnace operate approx 20 hours per day; however, with the proposed increase in rotary feed drying furnace permit limit, the rotary feed drying furnace and reverberatory furnace may operate up to 24 hours per day and as a consequence, the refined lead product output will increase from approx 460 tpd to 575 tpd. The purpose of this project is to allow the facility to recycle more batteries and to eliminate the existing daily idle time of the rotary feed drying furnace and reverberatory furnace. This facility is identified on lists compiled by DTSC per Gov Code Sec 65962.5.

Contact Information
Barbara Radlein
South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 E. Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Phone : (909) 396-2716


Diamond Bar
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
S. 7th Avenue & Salt Lake Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
8208-019-18, -20, -21
State Highways
1-605, 60
Union Pacific RR/ Metro Link
San Jose Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (13 Acres)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: air permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Other - Public Comments Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 7

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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