Keystone Cement Company

 

Giant Resource Recovery- Keystone
Route 329, P.O. Box A
Bath, Pennsylvania 18014
Sales and Customer Service:
Phone (610) 837-1881, ask for Resource Recovery Department
Fax (610) 837-2267

Permit Status

EPA ID # PAD002389559
RCRA Part B Permit for storage; originally issued 12/27/1991; renewals issued 12/26/2001 and 7/9/2009; expires 7/9/2019
Title V Operating Permit which includes all applicable MACT requirements; effective 8/31/2001; expired 8/31/2006 ; timely renewal application submitted March 2006 - pending approval

 

Keystone Cement Co. operates a cement manufacturing facility on 850 acres in Bath, PA. Since 1976, Keystone has blended high-BTU liquid hazardous waste into fuel which is used as a supplement to coal in its cement manufacturing process. Keystone’s fuel blending operation is known as Giant Resource Recovery-Keystone (GRR-Keystone). Keystone was the first cement company in the United States to have an energy recovery program of this type. Keystone beneficially uses 17 million gallons of waste-derived fuel annually to replace approximately 50% of the coal requirement.

GRR-Keystone’s hazardous waste management operation includes four waste fuel storage tanks with a combined capacity of 93,000 gallons. All tanks are above ground, nitrogen blanketed, and agitated. Keystone also operates an on-site laboratory and offers off-site rail transfer facility services.

In December 2009, Keystone began operating an entirely new cement manufacturing facility at the Bath location. This plant is one of the most modern in the United States producing nearly double the cement of the previous plant. This new plant has enabled Keystone to better serve the growing needs of its customers while at the same time reducing plant emissions.

Waste Acceptance Guidelines

Heat Content
Total Halogens
PCB's
pH
Specific Gravity
Viscosity

Organic Peroxide
Sulfur
Ash
Compatibility
> 8000 BTU/lb.
< 3.0%
Not Present
2.0 - 12.5
0.6-1.2@60° F
< 7000 cps@60° F
< 12000 cps@35° F
Not Present
< 2.2%
< 20%
Must pass compatibility test

Metals:

Arsenic (As)
Barium (Ba)
Beryllium (Be)
Cadmium (Cd)
Chromium (Cr)
Lead (Pb)
Mercury (Hg)
Nickel (Ni)
100 ppm
50,000 ppm
20 ppm
1,000 ppm
1,000 ppm
2,500 ppm
10 ppm
1,000 ppm

Permitted Waste Codes

Primary Waste Codes:

D001 F001 K014 K036
U001
U115
D018 F002 K015 K048
U002
U117
D035 F003 K016 K049
U004
U140
  F004 K017 K050
U009
U153
  F005 K018 K051
U012
U154
    K019 K052
U019
U159
    K020 K083
U031
U161
    K022 K086 *
U051
U169
    K023 K087
U052
U171
    K025 K156
U055
U188
    K026 K169
U056
U194
    K028 K170
U057
U220
    K035  
U112
U239
       
U113
 
       
 
 

* Solvent Washing Only

The following secondary waste codes are permitted when they are applicable due to the mixture or derived-from rule and are not substantial constituents of the waste:

D004 D014 D025 D036 U003 U121 U226
D005 D015 D026 D037 U037 U122 U227
D006 D016 D027 D038 U043 U162 U228
D007 D017 D028 D039 U044 U165 U359
D008 D019 D029 D040 U070 U196  
D009 D020 D030 D041 U077 U210  
D010 D021 D031 D042 U080 U211  
D011 D022 D032 D043 U118 U213  
D012 D023 D033  
D013 D024 D034  

Waste Approval Procedures

Each new bulk liquid waste stream must be approved by the GRR-Keystone Approvals Department and by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) prior to shipment. For assistance, call the Resource Recovery Department at (804) 895-0091 or your GRR sales representative.

Below is the official information needed to complete manifests for materials approved into GRR-Keystone:

Keystone Cement Company
Routes 329 & 512
Bath, PA 18014
Phone: (804) 895-0091
US EPA ID No. PAD002389559
Assistance, call Sales/Customer Service
Phone (804) 895-0091