Presentation on theme: "IDEM OFFICE OF AIR QUALITY PRIORITIES FOR 2004. 2 Accomplishments In 2003 Achieved federal approval of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit."— Presentation transcript:
2 Accomplishments In 2003 Achieved federal approval of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permit program. Revised lead licensing rules to include work practices for lead removal projects not currently covered and make licenses good for a three year term. Obtained grant and settlement funds to support diesel retrofit projects; retrofitted school buses in Hammond. No late permits for fifth straight year. Made considerable progress issuing first time Title V permits. Made recommendation to US EPA on 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas and on implementation issues. Worked with interested parties to clarify definition of “emission data” and trade secret exemption to public records requirements.
3 Priorities for 2004 Ozone/PM2.5 Designations and Planning Permitting Rules Air Toxics Special Projects Diesels Compliance Activities
4 Ozone Designations and Planning U.S. EPA will issue final ozone designations by April 15, 2004. States will have three years to complete plans. IDEM has began to work with areas where additional clean air measures are likely to be needed (Central Indiana and Northwest Indiana) New source review. http://www.in.gov/idem/air/8hourstandard/index.html
6 PM2.5 Designations and Planning Initial state recommendations due to US EPA by February 15, 2004; US EPA will finalize by December 15, 2004. States will have three years to complete plans. IDEM meeting with potentially affected areas. http://www.in.gov/idem/air/pm2.5standard/index.h tml.
8 Title V Permit Issuance TV Permits Issued: 661 out of 794 By December 31, 2003, all but a very few will be on public notice. Enhanced outreach for specific permits (e.g. steel mill permits have a 60 day public notice period) http://www.in.gov/idem/air/permits.
9 New Source Review Reform Rulemaking underway to incorporate most of December 2002 federal rules. –Indiana Air Pollution Control Board will consider draft rules for preliminary adoption January 7, 2004. Retaining or developing state specific language on a few key issues. Will begin public dialogue on equipment replacement rule early 2004. –Contact: Stacey Pfeffer 317-233-2628. –http://www.in.gov/idem/rules/airapcb0367/index.html
10 Air Toxics Projects Statewide Air Toxic Monitoring –TOXWATCH website: http://www.in.govidem/air/toxwatch/index.html School #21 Special Study –Data posted to TOXWATCH website Midwest Regional Air Toxic Network Senate Enrolled Act #259 Hazardous Air Pollutant Report. –Report on website: http://www.in.gov/idem/air/SEA259/index.html
11 Indiana Diesel Projects Completed: –Northwest Indiana Diesel Emissions Workgroup established. –School City of Hammond Retrofit Project The Diesel Workgroup was integral in the planning and development of the retrofit project in which Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC) were installed on 30 school buses providing estimated reductions of 20% PM, 4% CO and 50% HC.
12 Indiana Diesel Projects IDEM agency initiatives: –Form partnerships between IDEM and Northwest and Southwest Indiana schools and ultimately statewide. –Work to create a statewide volunteer “No idle at schools” policy for school buses. –Expand on partnerships currently in place and continue building new partnerships to address diesel emission issues. –Investigate and, as funding is available, implement school or municipal fleet diesel emission reduction projects.
13 Indiana Diesel Projects NWI Diesel Workgroup Initiatives: –Development of a Two Year Work Plan –Completing the Pilot Travel Center Electrification Project using IdleAire technology. –Seeking additional funding through various means to further the development and impact of the Diesel Workgroup. –Initiate and complete a school bus retrofit project for the School City of East Chicago. –Initiate and complete a second Truck Stop Electrification Project in Northwest Indiana.
14 Compliance Activities Continued focus on major emitters. Annual Compliance Certifications. Stack tests - reviews.