The IDNR Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) met on November 20 to approve a revised state implementation plan for air quality. The plan demonstrates IDNR has the programs, rules, and statutory authority to meet requirements of the federal Clean Air Act pertaining to the 2015 federal ozone standards. Additionally, the EPC met to discuss the rule proposal for transitioning the largest 280 pollutant-emitting industries to more efficient electronic reporting. IDNR is tentatively scheduled to hold a public hearing on Monday, January 21, 2019, at 1:00 pm to discuss the electronic reporting rule and will accept written public comments until 4:30 p.m. on January 21, 2019. Please submit and written comments to Jerah Sheets.