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Ready Mix Concrete

SIC Code: 3273 NAICS Code: 327320

Ready-mix concrete is a mixture a Portland cement, water, rock, sand and other ingredients, which are combined in a batching plant. The mixture can be set fairly precisely, so that properties of concrete can be accurately predicted. The concrete mixture is delivered to a work site by truck-mounted in–transit mixers.


Ready Mix Concrete plants are subject to Air Quality regulations. The most important is the fugitive dust rule, which requires that operators “take all reasonable precautions to prevent such dust from becoming airborne.” Reasonable precautions include watering down roads to minimize truck traffic emissions and watering piles of rock and sand to minimize dust due to wind erosion. Also, plants are required to prevent emissions from storage bins, particularly while bins are being filled. This normally requires the use of a bin vent fabric filter. Rules require that these filters, and any other fabric filters on site, be properly maintained.


Ready-mix plants may need an air quality permit, depending on the production rate of the facility. If production is never to exceed 62,500 cubic yards of material, then a permit is not required. If a permit is needed or wanted, there is more than one type. The simplest is a concrete plant generic permit, which is ideal for a facility that has a capacity no more than 90 cubic feet per hour. If your plant is larger than that, the type of permit depends on the production limit you can accept. If you will produce less than to 600,000 cubic yards per year, then a Permit By Rule (PBR) is best, since there are no permit fees. If you want to produce more, up to 800,000 yards per year, a synthetic minor permit would be best. Synthetic minor permits are subject to annual fees.

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Only some of the forms are needed to apply for a concrete plant permit. Please contact us regarding which forms to use.

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