Periodic Review of Existing Rules

N.C. Gen. Stat. §150B-21.3A, adopted in 2013, requires state agencies to review existing rules every 10 years. Following an initial review, rules will be reviewed on a 10-year review cycle. The initial review comment period on all of the air quality rules in 15A NCAC 02D, AIR POLLUTION CONTROL REQUIREMENTS, and 15A NCAC 02Q, AIR QUALITY PERMITS PROCEDURES, was held from March 13, 2015 through June 19, 2015. The Environmental Management Commission (EMC) subsequently approved the report on the review of the rules and comments received on November 4, 2015. The report was approved by the Rules Review Commission (RRC) on December 17, 2015. The Administrative Procedures Oversight Committee of the legislature met on January 5, 2016 and the report became final.  The rules determined to be unnecessary (15A NCAC 02D .2400, 02D .2500, and 02D .1600) expired effective February 1, 2016. The remaining air quality rules determined to be necessary must be readopted. On May 19, 2016, the RRC established December 31, 2020 as the date by which the EMC must readopt the remaining rules in subchapters 02D and 02Q designated as necessary.

Readoption of Existing Rules

As part of the readoption process, the Division plans to hold a series of stakeholder meetings to receive feedback on various groupings of the existing rules that must be readopted. Related materials for the stakeholder meetings will appear on this page.

The anticipated general timing for addressing the various groups of rules follows. Stakeholders are welcome to provide suggestions regarding needed changes prior to the timeframes listed below by emailing daq.publiccomments@ncdenr.gov or joelle.burleson@ncdenr.gov. Please include the rule Group number in the table below in your subject line. Click on the rules below to download the existing rules at the beginning of the process. 

                         Rule Groups & Anticipated General Timing as of 6/4/2018
                                                    (subject to change)
                                  Tentative General Timing (Subject to Change)
Group Rules*  Target Stakeholder Meeting
Target EMC Adoption
(Progress)
1 02D .0100, .0200, .0300, .0400, .1300, .2000, .2200, .2300# December 2, 2016
January 2018
(Adopted: 11/9/2017
Effective: 1/1/2018 (02D 2203 2/1/2018))
2 02Q .0100, .0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, .0800, .0900 March 6, 2017
Early 2018
(Adopted: 1/11/2018
 Effective; 4/01/2018)
3 02D .1100, .1200, .1700**, 02Q .0700 June 5, 2017
Summer 2018
(Adopted: 5/10/2018)
4 02D .0540, .1800, .1900 February 13, 2018
Spring 2019
(End of Public Comments: 2/28/2018}
5 02D .0600, .2100, .2600 June 28, 2018 Late Spring/Summer 2019
6 02D .0500, .0900, .1000##, .1400 Spring/Summer 2018
Summer/Fall 2019
(2D .1000 readopted 5/10/2018
*   Some rules may shift groups as process progresses. 
**  02D .1700 is separate from the rest of Group 3 (on hold).
#    02D .2300 deferred from group 1 for further DAQ consideration; to be brought forward with a subsequent group.
## 02D .1000 on separate track to meet legislative requirements. Readopted 5/10/2018.

Next Stakeholder Meeting

June 28, 2018
Begins: 3:00 p.m.
DEQ Green Square Office Building
1st Floor Training Room (#1210)
217 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
 

Group 5

Current Group 5 Rules (15A NCAC 02D .0600, .2100, and .2600)

Group 4  

Stakeholder comments due February 28, 2018.

Current Group 4 Rules (15A NCAC 02D .0540, .1800, and .1900)

02-13-2018 Stakeholder Meeting Agenda

02-13-2018 Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

Preliminary Draft – Group 4 Rules

  • Fugitive Dust (15A NCAC 02D .0540 [WORD][PDF])
  • Control of Odors (15A NCAC 02D .1800 [WORD][PDF])
  • Open Burning (15A NCAC 02D .1900 [WORD][PDF])
Type “Stakeholder Readoption Comment” in subject line.

 

Group 3

Current Group 3 Rules (15A NCAC 02D .1100, .1200, .1700, and 15A NCAC 02Q .0700)

06-05-2017 Stakeholder Meeting Agenda

06-05-2017 Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

06-05-2017 Stakeholder Audio Recording

Preliminary Draft - Group 3 Rules

Group 2

Current Group 2 Rules (15A NCAC 02Q .0100, .0200, .0300, .0400, .0500, .0800, .0900)

03-06-2017 Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

03-06-2017 Stakeholder Meeting Summary

Preliminary Draft - Group 2 Rules

Draft Rules Presented to AQC on May 10, 2017

Group 1 

Current Group 1 Rules (15A NCAC 02D .0100, .0200, .0300, .0400, .1300, .2000, and .2200)

12-02-2016 Stakeholder Meeting Presentation

12-02-2016 Stakeholder Meeting Summary

Draft Rules Presented to AQC on March 8, 2017

 

Questions or comments on the material above can be sent to Joelle Burleson at Joelle.Burleson@ncdenr.gov

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