March 2017 AQC


February 15, 2016
TO:                         Charles Carter, Chair
                        Gerard Carroll
                        Dr. Lawrence Raymond
                        E. O. Ferrell
                        Steve Tedder
                        John D. Solomon
                        Clyde E. Smith, Jr.


FROM:               Mike Abraczinskas, Acting Director
                        Division of Air Quality
SUBJECT:          March 2017 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.-11:00 a.m. on March 8, 2017.  Please note that the meeting time is

10:00 A.M.1

                1If any committee meeting conducts its scheduled business and adjourns prior to the estimated adjournment time, the subsequently scheduled committee meeting may be called to order by its chairperson fifteen minutes after the previous meeting is 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. 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 can be assured of a quorum. The tentative agenda will include:
CALL TO ORDER (Charles Carter)
1.         General Statute § 138A-15 mandates that the Chairman 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.
MINUTES (Charles Carter)
2.         Review and Approval of January 2017 Meeting Minutes
7.*         Request for Approval of 30 day Waiver on Rule Revisions and Regulatory Impact Analysis to the PM2.5 increment baseline for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration Rule (541) and for Approval to Proceed to Public Hearing on Rule Revisions for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration Rule (Patrick Knowlson, DAQ) [Supporting materials in Agenda Item 5]

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

9.*       1995-2017 Air Quality Committee and Environmental Management Commission Calendar

10.*     Status of Rulemaking Hearings and Rule Development

10.<     Next Regular Meeting May 10, 2017 (time to be determined)
Before each meeting, this tentative agenda and some attachments appear on the Department of Environmental Quality web site at The web site also has many other useful features.
Other EMC Members                                              
Michael Regan                                      
John A. Nicholson                                       
Sheila Holman                             
William Lane                                        
Amy Bircher                                      
Asher Spiller                                                   
Mike Abraczinskas                                   
Michael Pjetraj                                          
Sushma Masemore                                                
John Evans
William Willets                       
Don van der Vaart                       
Lori Cherry                           
Randy Strait                        
Joelle Burleson                          
Sushma Masemore                 
Joelle Burleson                       
Mark Cuilla              
Robin Barrows           
Booker Pullen                              
Brian Phillips
Patrick Knowlson
Vladimir Zaytsev        
Gary Saunders
Rahul Thaker
Lois Thomas
Jennie Hauser
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