Tianjin sees slow but steady progress on $1B Texas seamless tube mill

Dec 06, 2009 | 07:00 PM |

China's Tianjin Pipe Group Corp. (TPCO) continues to move forward with plans to construct a tubular mill in Texas.

The 30-day comment period on its air permit expired last week, officials said, although the actual award of a permit may take a little longer.

A spokeswoman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said the agency had received two hearing requests and now will determine whether those seeking the hearings have legal standing. If they do, a hearing may take place. Additional time may then be needed to review the permit proposal before a decision is made on whether to issue a permit. "It could be a lengthy process,"....

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