Rules in the Hearing Process

Control of Emissions from Log Fumigation Operations Rule

Purpose: To receive comments on the adoption of the Control of Emissions from Log Fumigation Operations rule and the amendment of the Toxic Air Pollutant Guidelines rule. Also to receive comment on the accompanying fiscal note for the proposed adoption and amendment.

The EMC is also requesting comment on a value within a range of AALs from 0.005 mg/m3 to 0.078 mg/m3 for methyl bromide. The AAL value of 0.005 mg/m3 is based on the upper bound value recommended by the SAB. The AAL value of 0.078 mg/m3 is based on the minimal risk level (intermediate) from the April 2018 Draft for Public Comment Toxicological Profile for Bromomethane prepared by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A copy of this profile can be found at https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles/tp.asp?id=822&tid=160

Public Hearing I Date and Location:    Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:00 P.M. DEQ Green Square Office Building, Training Room (#1210), 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27603

Public Hearing II Date and Location:  Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:00 P.M. Cape Fear Community College, Union Station 502 N Front St. Wilmington, NC  28401

Comment Period Duration: Monday, June 17, 2019 – Friday, August 16, 2019

Please submit comments via any of the methods below:

Email:  daq.publiccomments@ncdenr.gov (Please type “Please type “Log Fumigation” in the subject line)

Postal Mail:  Patrick Knowlson
                   NC Division of Air Quality
                   1641 Mail Service Center
                   Raleigh, NC 27699-1641
Fax:
  (919) 715-0717 (Please address it to “Patrick Knowlson”)

Readoption of Group 5 Air Quality Rules (15A NCAC 02D .0600, .2100, .2300, and .2600)

Purpose:  To receive comments on the proposed readoption of several air quality rules in 15A NCAC 02D .0600, Monitoring: Recordkeeping: Reporting; 15A NCAC 02D .2100, Risk Management Program; 15A NCAC 02D .2300, Banking Emission Reduction Credits; and 15A NCAC 02D .2600, Source Testing, to meet the requirements of G.S. 150B-21.3A, Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules. The Public Notice, Rules, and Regulatory Impact Analysis are available through the following links:

Public Hearing Date and Location: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6:00 P.M. in Training Room (#1210), DEQ Green Square Office Building, 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27603

Comment Period Duration: Monday, April 15, 2019 – Friday, June 14, 2019

Please submit comments via any of the methods below:
Email:  daq.publiccomments@ncdenr.gov (Please type “Group 5 Hearing” in the subject line)
Postal Mail:  Patrick Knowlson
                   NC Division of Air Quality
                   1641 Mail Service Center
                   Raleigh, NC 27699-1641
Fax:  (919) 715-0717 (Please address it to “Patrick Knowlson”)

Readoption of Group 4 Air Quality Rules (15A NCAC 02D .0540, .1800 and .1900)

Purpose:   To receive comments on the proposed readoption of air quality rules in 15A NCAC 02D .1800, Control of Odors, and the revised regulatory impact analysis approved by the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) on October 5, 2018

Only the language in the regulatory impact analysis has changed from the version posted during the previous public comment period. The language in the proposed rule amendments is unchanged from the rule language posted for public comment from December 17, 2018 to February 15, 2019.

Comment Period II:  March 15, 2019 – May 14, 2019

To request a public hearing, please contact Patrick Knowlson, Rule Development Branch Supervisor, Division of Air Quality, by March 30, 2019.

***Comments submitted during the first comment period for Group 4 Air Quality Rules, (15A NCAC 02D .0540, .1800, and .1900), are still on file and will be incorporated into the official hearing record.***


Purpose:   To receive comments on readoptions to several air quality rules in 15A NCAC 02D .0540, Particulates from Fugitive Dust Emission Sources, 15A NCAC 02D .1800, Control of Odors, and 15A NCAC 02D .1900, Open Burning, to meet the requirements of G.S. 150B-21.3A, Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules.

Date and Locations:

January 29, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

DEQ Green Square Office Building, 1st Floor Training Room (#1210), 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC  27603

January 31, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

Sampson County Community College, Activity Center, Highway 24 W, Clinton, NC  28329

Comment Period:  December 17, 2018 – February 15, 2019

 


Revision of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Rules Effective Date

Purpose:   To receive comments on the narrow matter of proposed adjustment of effective date of 15A NCAC 02D .0535 and .0545
 
Dates and Locations: March 20, 2018, 6:00 P.M.
                              Room 1210, DEQ Green Square Office Building
                              217 W. Jones Street
                              Raleigh, NC 27603  
                                   
Comment Period:       February 15, 2018 - March 20, 2018

Request for Delegation of Authority to implement and enforce the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d)/129 Federal Plan under 40 CFR 62 Subpart LLL - Federal Plan Requirements
for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed on or Before October 14, 2010. 

Purpose: To receive comments on Request for Delegation of authority to implement and enforce the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d)/129 Federal Plan under 40 CFR 62 Subpart LLL - Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed on or Before October 14, 2010. 

Date: November 29, 2016, 3:00 P.M.

Location: Training Room (#1210), DEQ Green Square Office Building, 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Comment Period: October 24, 2016 – November 29, 2016


Hearing Officer’s Report on Adoption of 15A NCAC 02D Section .2700, Standards of Performance for Existing Electric Utility Generating Units Under Clean Air Act Section 111(d)

– Note: Due to the February 9, 2016 U. S. Supreme Court decision staying the federal Clean Power Plan, this item has been removed from the February 16, 2016, Special EMC Meeting agenda.

The Hearing Officer’s Report is also available for downloads in smaller files from the EMC agenda page under Agenda Item 16-10, Attachment A.


Standards of Performance for Carbon Dioxide (C02) Emissions for Existing Electric Utility Generating Units (EGUs) Under Clean Air Act Section 111(d).

Purpose: To receive comments on adoption of proposed rules to implement standards of performance for carbon dioxide (C02) emissions for existing electric utility generating units (EGUs) under Clean Air Act Section 111(d).

Date: December 16, 2015, 6:00 P.M. 

Location: The Chamber at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center 600 East Fourth Street Charlotte, NC 2820

Date: December 17, 2015, 6:00 P.M.

Location: Archdale Building, Ground Floor Hearing Room 512 N. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27604

Date: January 5, 2016, 6:00 P.M.

Location: Roland Grise Middle School Auditorium 4412 Lake Ave Wilmington, NC 28403

Comment Period: November 16, 2015 - January 15, 2016


Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review:

 If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.3(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1). The Commission will receive written objections until 5 p.m. on the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. The Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Commission, please call a Commission staff attorney at 919-431-3000.

Questions or comments on the material above can be sent to Patrick Knowlson.