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  • Amendments to MCAQD Rule 336: Surface Coating Operations  - 

    On November 2, 2016, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) adopted amendments to MCAQD Rule 336:  Surface Coating Operations.  MCAQD Rule 336 regulates volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from surface coating operations that are »

  • Amendments to MCAQD Rule 241: Minor New Source Review  - 

    On September 7, 2016, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) adopted amendments to MCAQD Rule 241:  Minor New Source Review (NSR).   MCAQD Rule 241 provides a procedure for the review of new sources and modifications to existing sources »

  • EPA Proposes GHG Rule Revisions  - 

    On October 3, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule to revise the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and Title V permitting regulations that are applicable to greenhouse gases (GHGs).  The proposed rule »

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  • Air Permitting Stragegy for Complex and Phased Projects  - 

    Permittees should closely analyze air permitting implications for complex and phased projects.  For example, if an application is made for a new process line to replace an existing process line, and the two lines will be operated simultaneously for »

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  • Certification of Connecticut's Nonattainment New Source Review Program  - 

    On January 24, 2017, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) issued a notice of intent to revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP) by certifying the state Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) Program.  The »

  • Final Rules RCSA-22a-174-22e and RCSA-22a-174-22f are Effective!  - 

    On December 22, 2016, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) published final amendments to the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) by adding two new sections:  22a-174-22e "Control of nitrogen oxides »

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  • Electronic NPDES and Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Permit Reporting  - 

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) now requires facilities to prepare Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR), Monthly Monitoring Reports (MMR) and Monthly Reports of Operation (MRO) using the NetDMR system.  NetDMR is for online »

  • Possible Rule Revision for Temporary Operations in Indiana  - 

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is proposing to amend the rules at 326 IAC 2-1.1-3 concerning the operation of short term backup units.  Typically, if an existing permitted emission unit or its control device at a source »

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  • Quarterly Air Quality Client Contact Call Highlights - February 23, 2017  - 

    IDNR provided an update on the expected $1.6 million Title V budget shortfall.  IDNR is proposing to increase the Title V actual emission fees from $67.50/ton to $70/ton and additional budget cuts, primarily monitoring network reductions, not »

  • Proposed Rulemaking to Provide Regulatory Certainty  - 

    The Environmental Protection Commission proposed air quality rulemaking to rescind/update rules to provide regulatory certainty and offer uniform rules by making changes that match federal regulations.  Written comments can be sent to Christine »

  • Quarterly Air Quality Client Contact Call Highlights – November 17, 2016  - 

    IDNR provided an update on the expected Title V budget shortfall (also discussed in the recent Title V stakeholder workgroup).  Due to decreasing actual emissions, projected annual fees revenue is not expected to meet the budget needs.  IDNR is »

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  • Kentucky eForm Submission Changes  - 

    Kentucky's Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is in the process of revising its approach to eForm submissions.  This update will impact electronic submittal requirements for most air quality-related documents filed by Kentucky sources.  »

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  • Upcoming Changes to Maryland's Opacity Regulations  - 

    On November 1, 2016, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) held a stakeholder meeting to discuss plans to update the Maryland visible emissions standards for fuel burning sources.  A fuel burning source as defined in Title 26, Chapter 11, »

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  • Air Dispersion Modeling e-Service Now Available  - 

    On September 20th, 2016, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) launched the new air dispersion modeling Electronic Service (e-Service).  This new e-Service allows facilities to submit modeling protocols online, rather than using the AQDM-01 »

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  • Approval of Increase in Missouri Permitting Fees  - 

    In April of this year, Missouri requested revisions to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) with regards to construction and operating permitting fees.  The EPA has recently approved these revisions leading to increased permitting fees going into »

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  • Updates to Nevada Air Quality Permitting  - 

    The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's (NDEP) Bureau of Air Pollution Control has eliminated the Class III and Class IV Operating Permit programs as of November 2, 2016.  Prior to this date, Class III and Class IV permits were issued to »

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New Mexico

  • NMED Adds Non-Discrimination Language to the Public Notice  - 

    On February 24, 2017, the NMED added non-discrimination language to the public notice guidelines. This language will be required in the newspaper publications, posting notice, and letters to the property owners, municipalities, counties, and Indian »

  • NMED Develops Electronic GIS Mapping Tool for Permitted Sources in New Mexico  - 

    In December 2016, the New Mexico Environment Department – Air Quality Bureau (NMED) developed an electronic GIS mapping tool for permitted sources in New Mexico.  This is a permitted source mapping tool that is available to the public on the NMED »

  • Recent Changes to NMED Flare Monitoring Protocol  - 

    On November 8, 2016, the NMED released a new flare monitoring protocol.  This protocol is to be used for flares subject to federal (e.g. 40 CFR §§60.18 & 63.11, NSPS J/Ja, MACT CC, etc.) and state regulations.  Following is a summary of the »

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  • Ontario Greenhouse Gas Offset Proposal  - 

    The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently released a document on the emissions offset program being proposed in association with the greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade program.  The intent of this proposal is to »

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  • ODEQ Air Toxics Emission Inventory Request  - 

    Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, launched a new air toxics initiative, Cleaner Air Oregon, in April 2016.  The program will develop new regulations to align industrial toxics regulations protecting human health.  The program is reforming Oregon's »

  • Oregon Toxics Rulemaking Update  - 

    Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, launched a new air toxics initiative, Cleaner Air Oregon, in April 2016.  The program will develop new regulations to align industrial toxics regulations protecting human health.  The program is reforming Oregon's »

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  • PM2.5 Serious Non-Attainment State Implementation Plan – Next Steps  - 

    On November 2, 2016, the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) held a meeting to discuss the PM2.5 Serious Non-Attainment Area Designation and potential impacts to sources.  UDAQ staff provided information regarding the new applicable regulations, and »

  • Official Ozone Non-Attainment Recommendations for Utah  - 

    On October 1, 2015 EPA reduced the ozone standard from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb.  The 70 ppb is calculated as the fourth-highest daily maximum, averaged across three consecutive years.  Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, and Duchesne »

  • PM2.5 Reclassification to Severe Non-Attainment  - 

    As the Salt Lake, Provo, and Logan State Implementation Plan (SIP) areas failed to meet attainment for PM2.5 by the December 31, 2015 attainment deadline, EPA will reclassify these areas as serious non-attainment.  EPA was required to reclassify »

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  • Washington's Clean Air Rule Finalized  - 

    On September 15, 2016, Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) finalized the Washington Clean Air Rule to cap and reduce carbon pollution.  The Clean Air Rule was first proposed on January 5, 2016, with a second proposal released on May 31, 2016. »

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