Castillo Prestress announces its application to the New Mexico Environment Department for an air quality permit of its proposed Veguita South Crusher Plant. The expected date of application submittal to the Air Quality Bureau is April 16, 2021. The exact location for the proposed facility is at latitude 34 deg, 28 min, 54.17 sec and longitude -106 deg, 45 min, 19.42 sec. The approximate location of this facility is 13 miles south of Belen in Socorro County, New Mexico

The proposed construction consists of a Crusher Plant including bins, bin feeders, conveyors, truck loading and hauling, crushers, storage piles and screens.

Pollutant: Pounds per hour Tons per year

Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) 3.4 pph 6.0 tpy
PM10 3.4 pph 6.0 tpy
PM 2.5 0.5 pph 0.9 tpy
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
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Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
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Carbon Monoxide (CO)
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Total sum of all Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)
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Toxic Air Pollutant (TAP)
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Green House Gas Emissions as Total CO2e
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The standard and maximum operating schedules of the facility will be 12 hour a day, 6 days a week and a maximum of 52 weeks per year. The owner and/or operator of the Facility is: Castillo Prestress, PO Box 640, Belen, NM 87002.

If you have any comments about the construction or operation of this facility, and you want your comments to be made as part of the permit review process, you must submit your comments in writing to this address: Permit Programs Manager; New Mexico Environment Department; Air Quality Bureau; 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1; Santa Fe, New Mexico; 87505-1816; (505) 476-4300;
1 800 224-7009;

Other comments and questions may be submitted verbally.

With your comments, please refer to the company name and facility name, or send a copy of this notice along with your comments. This information is necessary since the Department may have not yet received the permit application. Please include a legible return mailing address. Once the Department has completed its preliminary review of the application and its air quality impacts, the Department’s notice will be published in the legal section of a newspaper circulated near the facility location.

Este es un aviso de la oficina de Calidad del Aire del Departamento del Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México, acerca de las emisiones producidas por un establecimiento en esta área. Si usted desea información en español, por favor comuníquese con esa oficina al teléfono 505-476-5557.

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Published in the El Defensor Chieftain on April 22, 2021