TCEQ mulls three mining permits on US 281



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Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Lhoist North America/Chemical Lime and Oldcastle Materials are two of three mining companies which have recently applied for air quality permits under consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The entryway is located, just north of Marble Falls on US 281 in Burnet County.





Knife River, Lhoist, Oldcastle expanding operations on US 281

By Lew K. Cohn and Connie Swinney
The Highlander

A Bismarck, North Dakota company has applied for a standard air quality permit to operate a permanent rock and concrete crusher just south of the Park Road 4 and US 281 intersection, midway between Burnet and Marble Falls.

Meanwhile, two other mining operations — Lhoist North America/Chemical Lime and Oldcastle Materials — also have applied for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality air quality permits for their properties along US 281.

TCEQ is expected to approve or deny Knife River Corporation's application on or before Thursday, Oct. 24 — 30 days after a public comment period on the proposed permit ended. . . .

Find the rest of this story in the Friday, Oct. 4 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email or To subscribe to the publication, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our E-edition online.

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