Pre-hearing Draft of Clean Air Act Section 110(l) Noninterference Demonstration for Revisions to Rule 15A NCAC 02Q .0207, Annual Emissions Reporting

The pre-hearing draft of the “North Carolina Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 110(l) Noninterference Demonstration for Revisions to Rule 15A NCAC 02Q .0207, Annual Emissions Reporting” is available through the following links:

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is proposing to revise paragraphs (c) and (d) of the Annual Emissions Reporting Rule regarding emissions reporting requirements for non-Title V stationary sources with actual emissions of nitrogen (NOx) or volatile organic compounds (VOC) ranging from 25 up to 100 tons per year. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of the rule address the emissions statement certification requirements of Section 182(a)(3)(B) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for areas designated nonattainment with the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) under Title I, Part D, Subpart 2 of the CAA. The DAQ is proposing to revise paragraphs (c) and (d) of the rule to identify only those counties that remain subject to the emissions statement certification requirements located in the Charlotte maintenance area for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS.

The proposed revisions will remove the administrative burden associated with preparing and submitting emissions statements to the DAQ on the owners or operators of non-Title V facilities located in five full counties and portions of eight other counties that are classified as maintenance areas for the former 1979 1-hour and 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. The proposed revisions will not change any air emissions control requirements for the facilities. The DAQ tracks NOx and VOC emissions for non-Title V facilities through existing emissions reporting provisions applicable during permit modifications and renewals and through routine compliance inspection activity. Therefore, the DAQ believes that this proposed change will have no impact on the emissions and air quality in the areas that are maintenance for the former 1979 1-hour and 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. The DAQ concludes that the proposed revisions to 15A NCAC 02Q .0207 will not interfere with continued attainment or maintenance of any applicable NAAQS.

A public comment period will be open from Tuesday, October 17, 2017, through Monday, November 20, 2017. If a public hearing is requested, a separate notice will be published to announce the public hearing place, date, and time. Any persons wishing to comment may submit a written statement for inclusion in the record of proceedings regarding the Pre-hearing Draft of the “North Carolina Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 110(l) Noninterference Demonstration for Revisions to Rule 15A NCAC 02Q .0207, Annual Emissions Reporting.”

Please submit any comments via the methods below.

Electronically:

daq.publiccomments@ncdenr.gov
(Please type “Annual Emissions Reporting” in the subject line)

Mail:

Mr. Randy Strait
NC Division of Air Quality
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1641

Fax: (919) 715-0717