Luck Stone Enoree Virtual Public Hearing
DHEC will hold a Public Hearing to accept formal comments on the proposed Enoree Development Site Quarry on September 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm.
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Luck Stone Corporation has requested environmental permits from DHEC to mine granite at a site located in the vicinity of the intersection of S.C. Highway 92 (Parker Road) and S-42-343 in Spartanburg County, approximately 1.5 miles east of Enoree, South Carolina (TMS #4-50-00-007, 4-55-00-076, and 4-55-00-077). A proposed reclamation plan to restore the site to lake/pond, grassland, and commercial has been submitted with the application.
DHEC’s Bureau of Land and Waste Management (BLWM) received the Mine Operating Permit Application on April 08, 2021. A Notice of Intent to Mine and a public comment period for the proposed Enoree Development Site Quarry was advertised in the Spartanburg Herald Journal newspaper on May 13, 2021, and again on May 20, 2021. The notice was also mailed to adjacent landowners, government and regulatory agencies, and other interested parties.
The mine operating permit application and other information considered in the BLWM permitting process for the proposed Enoree Development Site Quarry are available below:
- Cover Letter
- MR-400 Application
- MR-500 Reclamation Plan
- Mine Maps
- Hydrogeologic Assessment Report
- Ground Water Monitoring Plan
- Sediment & Erosion Control Designs
- USACE Jurisdictional Determination
- Threatened & Endangered Species Report
- Cultural & Historic Resources Reports
- Intent to Mine
- Notice Memo
- Acknowledgement of Public Hearing
Written comments on the mine operating permit application will be accepted through September 17, 2021, and should be submitted by email or US Mail to:
Jeremy Eddy, Project Manager
DHEC Bureau of Land and Waste Management
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
A final decision on the mine operating permit application will not be made until after review and consideration of all written comments received through September 17, 2021.
Virtual Public Meeting
DHEC held a Public Meeting to discuss the proposed Enoree Development Site Quarry on August 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm. The presentation and a recording of the meeting are available below:
- Luck Stone Enoree Public Meeting Presentation - August 19, 2021
- Luck Stone Enoree Public Meeting Recording - August 19, 2021
Virtual Public Hearing
The purpose of a public hearing is to accept comments, both written and oral, from the public regarding the proposed project. There will be no Question & Answer session at the public hearing. DHEC will hold a Public Hearing to discuss the proposed Enoree Development Site Quarry on September 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Due to the number of COVID-19 cases in our state, the public hearing will be held virtually using an online platform. This platform will provide interested persons the opportunity to participate remotely. Anyone who plans to participate in the public meeting should complete the registration form prior to September 2, 2021. After we receive your registration, we will be able to provide you with instructions on how to join the public hearing from your personal device. Completing the registration form also allows you to submit questions or concerns prior the public hearing and lets us know how you prefer to be notified of DHEC’s final decision on the mine operating permit application.
A recording of the public hearing and all materials discussed will be posted on this webpage. If you are unable to access the webpage, or have questions about participating in the public hearing, please contact Jeremy Eddy no later than August 26, 2021 at (803) 898-7609, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to register and receive the hearing materials.
What to Expect After the Public Hearing
Once the public comment period closes, DHEC will review all written comments and determine if any modifications need to be made to the mine operating permit application. DHEC’s final decision to either approve or deny the technical application and a summary response to all written comments will be made available to everyone on DHEC’s mailing list for the proposed Enoree Development Site Quarry. If you would like to be on our mailing list, please complete the registration form.
For questions about the mine operating permit application or the BLWM’s permitting process, please contact:
An air quality construction permit is an air permit required for any person who plans to construct, alter, or add to a source of air pollution, including the installation of any air pollution control device. The construction permit must be issued before any construction-related activities occur at the site. The construction permit allows for installation, modification, and start of operation of equipment.
On April 21, 2021, SC DHEC's Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ) received an application for an air quality construction permit for the proposed Luck Stone – Enoree Development Site. BAQ has completed its technical review of the application. The technical review includes reviewing emissions calculations, performing a regulatory review, conducting an ambient air quality analysis and verifying that the proposed project can meet all applicable air quality regulations if constructed and operated as requested in the air permit application.
Once the technical review was completed, a draft air permit containing all applicable emission limitations and requirements has been placed on public notice. The public comment period began on August 3, 2021 and will end on September 17, 2021. The application and additional information used in BAQ’s permitting process are below:
Questions about the draft air quality permit and BAQ's permitting process may be directed to:
DHEC issues National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits to minimize environmental impacts from stormwater runoff and other water discharges that may occur during construction and operation of a facility.
In conjunction with the application for the individual mining permit under review in the Mining and Reclamation Section, the applicant is also required to obtain coverage under the NPDES General Permit SCG730000 for the Enoree Quarry. This permit coverage addresses the water quality issues for both stormwater and wastewater that would be discharged through the outfalls from this quarry.
General Permit coverage applicability is still under evaluation at this time. Documents related to the BOW’s NPDES permitting process are available below:
Questions about the NPDES permit and the BOW’s permitting process may be directed to:
Local DHEC Contacts
To speak with local DHEC staff, please contact Ben Whitmire in our Spartanburg Area Environmental Affairs Office at (864) 596-3327.
For information on current or previous sites of public interest, visit DHEC's Environmental Sites of Interest webpage.