Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Air Quality Rules Update North Carolina Division of Air Quality Outside Involvement Committee Meeting February 19, 2013.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Air Quality Rules Update North Carolina Division of Air Quality Outside Involvement Committee Meeting February 19, 2013."— Presentation transcript:

1 Air Quality Rules Update North Carolina Division of Air Quality Outside Involvement Committee Meeting February 19, 2013

2 January Rule Hearings 3 Hearings January 15, 2013, Kannapolis Hearing Officer: Benne Hutson Hearing 1- VOC CTG RACT Rules Hearing 2- Revision of NSR PSD significant level for NOx for PM2.5 and Adoption of PM2.5 Increment Hearing 3- 15A NCAC 02Q.0102 Clarification Comment period ended Feb. 1, 2013

3 Hearing 1 Hearing 1- VOC CTG RACT Rules 15A NCAC 02D.0902,.0909,.0903,.0951,.0961,.0962, 02Q.0102 Adjust applicability to cover <100 tpy sources in CTG categories for consistency with Clean Air Act Transitions requirements to contingency measures upon redesignation of the Charlotte Gastonia area for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS and provides flexibility via site-specific determinations through permitting

4 Hearing 1 4 commenters, generally supportive Staff recommending majority of wording changes suggested to 02D.0961 and.0962 Working to finalize record and obtain hearing officer approval Request adoption March EMC meeting

5 Hearing 2 Hearing 2 – NSR PSD PM2.5 Revisions 15A NCAC 02D.0530, Prevention of Significant Deterioration, and 15A NCAC 02D.0531, Sources in Nonattainment Areas Adjust NOx threshold for purposes of PM2.5 from 140 tpy to reflect federal 40 tpy significant threshold Incorporate increments for PM2.5

6 Hearing 2 D.C. Circuit Court Decisions 1-4-2013-NRDC and Sierra Club v. EPA PM2.5 should be regulated under Title I, Part D, subpart 4 vs. subpart 1 of CAA; remanded 2007 PM2.5 National Ambient air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Implementation Rule and 2008 New Source Review (NSR)/Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) rule to EPA

7 Hearing 2 1-22-2013-Sierra Club v. EPA Significant Impact Levels (SILs) and Significant Monitoring Concentration (SMC); vacated and remanded to EPA 2 commenters Working to finalize record and obtain hearing officer approval Request adoption March EMC meeting, if possible

8 Hearing 3 Hearing 3-15A NCAC 02Q.0102 Clarification Clarifies sources previously determined exempted in 2Q.0702 and otherwise exempted not required to obtain under 2Q.0102 No comments received. Staff recommending adoption Working to obtain hearing officer approval

9 Air Toxics Session Law Changes S.L. 2012-91 Reports required by Section 3 and 4 provided to ERC Dec. 1, 2012 Concept presented to AQC in January Working on draft rule and fiscal note Stakeholder meeting tentatively March 20, 2013, DENR Green Square Building Training Room Anticipate draft rules at July AQC Reports at http://www.ncair.org/rules/toxics/http://www.ncair.org/rules/toxics/

10 Air Toxics – Section 3 Requires DAQ to review the State air toxics rules and their implementation to determine whether changes could: Reduce unnecessary regulatory burden Increase the efficient use of DAQ resources while maintaining protection of public health Conduct the review in consultation with interested parties Report the results of the review and include recommendations to the ERC by 12/1/12 10

11 Recommendations for Rule Changes 1. Develop an additional set of emissions thresholds for pollutants coming from unobstructed vertical stacks 2. Exempt natural gas and propane fired boilers 3. Exempt emergency engines 4. Eliminate SIC call 5. Clarify use of actual rate of emissions 6. Remove the term unadulterated wood from rules

12 Asbestos AAL Correction Calculation error in original recommendation identified by SAB No impact anticipated Plan to include with S.L. 2012-91 changes

13 Arsenic AAL Revision Proposal to revise arsenic AAL based on SABs recommendation AAL changing from 2.3 x10 -7 to 2.1 X10 -6 TPER changing from 0.016 lbs/yr to 0.053 lbs/yr Fiscal Note approved by OSBM Request proceed to hearing at next EMC meeting

14 Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) Session Law Changes S. L. 2012-199 Exempts three most recent model year vehicles with <70,000 miles on odometer from emissions inspection Updating Section 02D.1000 rules Statutory definitions of hybrid vehicles Draft Rule and Fiscal Note in process

15 Next Meetings AQCMarch 13, 2013, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EMC March 14, 2013, 9:00 a.m.

16 North Carolina Division of Air Quality Joelle Burleson Planning Joelle.Burleson@ncdenr.gov 919-707-8720


Download ppt "Air Quality Rules Update North Carolina Division of Air Quality Outside Involvement Committee Meeting February 19, 2013."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google