The EPA has approved portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions and the Title V Operating Permit Program revisions submitted May 19, 2017 by ADEM. The revisions are related to the public notice rule provisions for the New Source Review (NSR) and the Title V Operating Permit programs (Title V). The changes will allow for electronic notice ("e-notice") of a draft air permit as an alternative to providing printed public notice in a newspaper. ADEM revised Chapter 335-3-14, Air Permits and Chapter 335-3-15, Synthetic Minor Operating Permits, and Chapter 335-3-16, Major Source Operating Permits, to incorporate these changes. This rule is effective January 14, 2019.

The December 14, 2018 Federal Register notice is available on the U.S. Government Publishing Office's website.