Herr Voss Stamco, which is building a plant southeast of Crawfordsville, is applying for an air quality permit from the state for its metal-processing equipment facility.
The new source construction and minor source operating permit application was submitted in April, and after review by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the staff is recommending it be approved.
The permit is needed so the company can operate a stationary hard chrome electroplating machine that reconditions mill rolls.
The potential chromium emission is estimated at 1.88 tons per year without any pollution controls. However, the two plating tanks that make-up the unit share a packed-bed scrubber and mesh-pad eliminator for pollution-control, so the actual emission will be less than what’s estimated.
The maximum amount of chromium pollutants allowed by the federal government is ten tons per year for this type of permit.
The public comment period for the permit application runs through June 29th.
Herr Voss Stamco is building its plant in the Nucor Road Industrial Corridor in Montgomery County. It plans to hire 30 employees by 2014.