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Final Notice-Title V Permit Issued to Low & Bonar, Inc.


From WNC Regional Air Quality Agency:

December 19, 2019

To all interested parties:

The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) announces the issuance of Title V Permit No. 11-805-19 to Low & Bonar, Inc. (Low & Bonar) located at 1301 Sand Hill Road in Enka, North Carolina. Bonar is non-woven and geosynthetic fiber manufacturing facility. The permit is required to be renewed every five years. The primary purpose of the Title V permit is to consolidate and identify existing local and federal air quality requirements applicable to Low & Bonar, and to provide practical methods for determining compliance with these requirements. The permit has been prepared in accordance with WNCRAQA Air Quality Code, Chapter 17, Section .0500 – “Title V Procedures” and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act. This permit is enforceable by WNCRAQA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and citizens as defined under the Federal Clean Air Act.

No public comments were received during the 30-day public comment period, which ended on October 27, 2019. No EPA comments were received during the 45-day review period, which ended on November 11, 2019. Subsequently, the WNCRAQA Board of Directors approved the permit at their meeting on November 12, 2019.

The final permit, the permit application and other relevant information are available for public review at the following address: Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency, 52 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. Materials are available for review during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

For additional information, please contact Ashley Featherstone, Interim Director, at (828) 250-6778 or