Public Informational Drop-In
November 30, 2017
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Andrews High School Cafeteria
12890 County Line Road, Andrews SC 29510
RDA, LLC has requested environmental permits from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to construct and operate a proposed limestone quarry off of Seaboard Road in Williamsburg County, approximately five (5) miles northwest of Andrews, SC. Below is a listing of permits that will be required for the proposed operation, and additional relevant information.
On June 21, 2017, DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management (BLWM) received an application for an Individual Mine Operating Permit for the proposed RDA Mine. The public comment period for the mine application began on August 7, 2017, and will remain open until after a formal public hearing has been held. The application and additional information required by BLWM can be found on the public notice page. Questions about the mining application and permitting process may be directed to:
On June 27, 2017, SC DHEC’s Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ) received an application for an air quality construction permit for the proposed RDA Mine. An air quality construction permit allows for the construction and start of operation of equipment. The Department has received the following application and related information:
Questions about the air quality construction application and BAQ’s permitting process may be directed to:
DHEC issues National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits to minimize stormwater runoff and other water discharges that may occur during construction and operation of the facility. On August 4, 2017, DHEC Bureau of Water (BOW) received a Notice of Intent requesting coverage under the existing general NPDES permit for the proposed RDA Mine.
Questions about the NPDES permits and requested coverage may be directed to:
DHEC is currently accepting comments on the Mine Operating Permit Application. Additional opportunities for public engagement and input, including a public hearing, will be held in early 2018. DHEC will provide advance notice of public engagement opportunities.
DHEC will host a public informational drop-in for anyone interested in talking one-on-one with DHEC staff about the proposed project and the permitting processes. Staff from DHEC’s mining, air quality, and water programs will be available at topic-based stations to listen to and address questions one-on-one with attendees.
Please visit the Industry Notebook: Quarry Operations for additional information about quarry operations and how they are regulated. For information on current or previous sites of public interest, visit DHEC's Environmental Sites of Interest webpage.