Draft Environmental Impact Report for Quemetco Capacity Upgrade Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Draft Environmental Impact Report for Quemetco Capacity Upgrade Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The project applicant, Quemetco, Inc. is seeking modifications to existing South Coast AQMD permits for the Quemetco facility to increase the amount of lead product from approximately 460 tons per day (tpd) to 575 tpd and allow the facility to: 1) increase the throughput limit to the rotary/kiln feed dryer and reverberatory furnace from 600 tpd to 750 tpd; 2) increase the temperature of the exhaust from the rotary/kiln feed dryer from 330 degrees Fahrenheit (F) to 450 degrees F; 3) increase the amount of coke material (e.g., calcined coke, petroleum coke, or a combination thereof) processed in the rotary/kiln feed dryer and reverberatory furnace from 600,000 pounds per month (lbs/month) to 750,000 lbs/month; and 4) allow the use of petroleum coke, in lieu of or in addition to calcined coke, as a smelting reagent in the reverberatory furnace and electric arc furnace. Quemetco currently operates the facility and most equipment 24 hours per day except that the rotary/kiln feed dryer and reverberatory furnace operate between 18 and 23 hours per day. The proposed Project would allow the rotary/kiln feed dryer and reverberatory furnace to operate up to 24 hours per day. This facility is not identified on lists compiled by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control per Government Code Section 65962.5.

Contact Information

Kevin Ni
Agency Name
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Total Acres
State Highways
Union Pacific Railway Co
Palm Elementary School
Other Location Info
720 S. 7th Avenue, City of Industry, CA

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Air Permit Modification)
Local Actions
Air Permit Modifications
Project Issues
Air Quality, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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