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Deadline: Feb 10, 2014

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Rule Details

Rule Number: 13P047
Title: Amendments to Air Pollution Control Regulations
Type: Standard
Status: Proposed
Agency: Agency of Natural Resources
Legal Authority: 10 V.S.A. 553, 10 V.S.A. 554(2) and (11)
Summary: The primary purpose of this rulemaking is to update Vermont's ambient air quality standards for particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, sulfur dioxide, ozone, and lead to make them consistent with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) which Vermont is required to meet under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA). Minor clarifying amendments are also proposed for the permitting regulations. A minor amendment is also proposed for used oil combustion, truing up the rule with Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Rules and setting a new throughput threshold. A minor amendment is also proposed to clarify that most sources less than five tons per year of emissions do not require a permit. The public comment period and hearing for this rule will also serve as the comment period and hearing under 40 C.F.R. ยง 51.102 for coresponding revisions to Vermont's State Implementation Plan (SIP) to comply with the CAA.
Persons Affected: Facilities that burn used oil; facilities requiring Air Pollution Control Permits; other facilities that emit air pollution; the general public that is exposed to air pollution; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Economic Impact: Economic impact is anticipated to be minimal. Updating Vermont's ambient air quality standards to reflect the NAAQS, which already apply to Vermont under federal law, will eliminate confusion and allow Vermont to meet SIP requirements under the CAA. The remaining provisions predominately clarify or codify existing practice with the exception of the used oil revisions, which will now provide relief to any facility that burns less than 5,000 gallons per year rather than just to small fuel burning equipment.
Posting date: Dec 25,2013

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
02-03-2014 6:00 PM   
Location: Pavilion Auditorium
Address: 109 State Street
City: Montpelier,
State: VT
Zip: 05620
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Doug Elliott    
Agency: Agency of Natural Resources    
Address: Air Quality & Climate Division Davis 2, One National Life Drive    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05620-3802    
Telephone: 802-377-5939    
Fax: 802-828-1399    
Email: 
doug.elliott@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://www.anr.state.vt.us/air/htm/ProposedAmendments.htm
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Elaine O'Grady    
Agency: Agency of Natural Resources    
Address: Air Quality & Climate Division Davis 2, One National Life Drive    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05620-3802    
Telephone: 802-343-7221    
Fax: 802-828-1399    
Email: 
elaine.ogrady@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://www.anr.state.vt.us/air/htm/ProposedAmendments.htm
     
 
   

Keyword Information

Keywords:

National Ambient Air Quality Standard
NAAQS
particulate matter
pm
used oil
waste oil
air pollution control permit
air contaminant source
air permitting
air emissions
air emitting
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