January 2014 AQC

December 18, 2013



Charles Carter, Chair
Gerard Carroll
Thomas Craven
E. O. Ferrell
Benne Hutson
Julie Wilsey



Sheila Holman


January 2014 Air Quality Committee Meeting


The Air Quality Committee is scheduled to meet in the Archdale Building Ground Floor Hearing Room from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on January 8, 2014. Please note that the meeting time is

10:00 A.M.*

* If any committee meeting conducts its scheduled business and adjourns prior to the estimated adjournment time, subsequently scheduled committee meeting may be called to order by its chairperson fifteen minutes after the previous meeting has adjourned.

The Air Quality Committee meeting audio and presentations are also broadcast as a webinar for those who cannot attend in person. To join the meeting, go to https://denr.ncgovconnect.com/emc/ and log in using your North Carolina Identity Management (NCID) and password or if you do not have an NCID, enter as a guest.


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. Please call me at (919) 707-8430 if you wish to request an oral presentation of any item marked with an asterisk or if you have any other requests or questions on the Committee meeting or attachments. Items marked with a less-than sign (<) have no agenda item pages in this package. Please let Lois Thomas know if you will not be able to attend so that we may be assured of a quorum. The tentative agenda will include:

CALL TO ORDER (Charles Carter)

  1.  Call to Order and The State Government Ethics Act, N.C.G.S. § 138A-15(e)[PDF]

MINUTES (Charles Carter)

  1.  Review and Approval of November Meeting Minutes[PDF]


  1.  Revision to Ambient Standard for Particulate Matter (PM2.5) (524) (Joelle Burleson, DAQ)[PDF]


  1.  Repeal of Transportation Facilities Permitting Rules (523) (Patrick Knowlson, DAQ) [PDF]


  1.  Request for Approval of Correction to Inspection/Maintenance (IM) Rules Revision (517a) (Steve Schliesser, DAQ) [PDF]


  1. < National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and State Implementation Plans (SIP)(DAQ) [PPT]


  1.  Director's Remarks (Sheila Holman, DAQ)
    1. Status of Air Toxics Hearing Officer's Report
    2. Metrolina 1997 8-hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Redesignation Request Status
    3. Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Designations/Process Update
    4. Recommendations for North Carolina's PM2.5 Boundary Designations
    5. Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)/Transport Rule Status Update
    6. Ozone Transport Region (OTR) States' Petition to U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [PDF]


  1. * 1995-2014 Air Quality Committee and Environmental Management Commission Calendar [PDF]

  1. * Status of Rulemaking Hearings and Rule Development [PDF]

  1. *< Next Meeting March 12, 2014 (time to be determined)

Before each meeting, this tentative agenda and some attachments appear on the Division of Air Quality web site Public Notices. This web site also has many other useful features.

CC: Other EMC Members
Jennie Hauser
Amy Bircher
John Skvarla
Mitch Gillespie
Lacy Presnell
Lois Thomas
Sheila Holman
Tom Mather
Mike Abraczinskas
Don van der Vaart
William Willets
John Evans
Lee Daniel
Michael Pjetraj
Lori Cherry
Gary Saunders
Brian Phillips
Donnie Redmond
Sushma Masemore
Joelle Burleson
Glenn Sappie
Vladimir Zaytsev
Patrick Knowlson
Steve Schliesser
Robin Barrows
Candace Prusiewicz
Regional DAQ Supervisors
Local Programs
Mary Lucasse