Plans for the new chemical plant coming to Killeen seem to be on schedule.
Workers were clearing the area of land in the Killeen Industrial Park off Twin Creek Drive on Monday.
Scott Hancock, a spokesman for MGC Pure Chemicals America, said in a previous interview that the company planned to begin construction in December 2017.
The construction process must happen in different phases, according to John Crutchfield, the executive director of the Killeen Economic Development Corporation.
Before anything, MGC is required to obtain a land disturbance permit.
The company filed for that with the city of Killeen in September.
In November, MGC filed for a building permit application with the city of Killeen.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has received an application for a storage tank and change of service permit Oct. 26. Additional information was requested from the company Nov. 13 and Nov. 30, according to TCEQ spokesman Andrew Keese.
That information has been provided to the TCEQ, and the application is currently being processed through a final review. “We anticipate a decision to be reached on the permit on or about Dec. 8,” Keese said. “At this time, the TCEQ does not have any additional air quality applications pending for MGC Pure Chemicals America Inc.”