March 2020 AQC



512 N. Salisbury Street
Archdale Building-Ground Floor Hearing Room
Raleigh, North Carolina

March 4, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Shannon M. Arata, Chair, Presiding

In the event the previously scheduled Committee meeting adjourns prior to the estimated adjournment time, the other Committee meeting may be called to order, by the Chairman, fifteen minutes after the previous meeting adjourned.

Meeting audio and presentations will be broadcast via the state web conferencing link posted on the Environmental Management Commission website at

Items marked with an asterisk (*) will be presented orally at the meeting only upon a request by a Committee member and can be approved where required as a group. Also, items marked with a less-than sign (<) have no agenda item pages in the package.

I.          Preliminary Matters:

1.         Call to Order and Notice of NCGS § 138A-15 .......................Chairman Shannon M. Arata

General Statute § 138A-15 mandates that the Chair inquire as to whether any member knows of any known conflict of interest or appearance of conflict with respect to matters before the Commission.  If any member knows of a conflict of interest or appearance of a conflict, please so state at this time.

2.        Approval of minutes from the Air Quality Committee meeting on January 8, 2020. (Attached)

II.        Concepts:

1.  None

III.       Action Items:

1. None

IV.       March EMC Agenda Items:

1. None

V.        Informational Items:

1.  1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) NAAQS Designations (Randy Strait, DAQ)

2.< Director’s Remarks (Mike Abraczinskas, DAQ)

3.* 1995-2020 Air Quality Committee and Environmental Management Commission Calendar

4.* Status of Rulemaking Hearings and Rule Development

VI.<     Closing Remarks …………………………………………………………Chair Shannon M. Arata

Adjournment: The next Air Quality Committee Meeting is scheduled to meet in the Archdale Building, Ground Floor Hearing Room, on May 6, 2020. The time will be determined as the date approaches.