ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR PROPOSED REVISIONS TO DIVISION 3 ADEM ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
ALABAMA STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
Public Notice – 350
Control of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
National Emission Standards for Hazardous air Pollutants
Notice is hereby given that a hearing before the Department of Environmental Management of the State of Alabama will be held at 10:00 a.m., January 8, 2020, in the Main Hearing Room, at the ADEM – Central Office location at 1400 Coliseum Blvd. in Montgomery, to consider proposed revisions to Division 3 of the ADEM Administrative Code and the Alabama State Implementation Plan.
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management proposes to amend ADEM Administrative Code Rules 335-3-1-.02, 335-3-3-.05, 335-3-10-.01, 335-3-10-.02, 335-3-10-.03, 335-3-11-.01, 335-3-11-.06, 335-3-11-.07, and Appendix D, and to add Rules 335-3-8-.71 and 335-3-8-.72. Revisions to the Division 3 Code are being proposed to incorporate by reference changes to the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs). The definition of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in Chapter 335-3-1 is also being proposed for revision to be consistent with EPA’s revisions. Chapter 335-3-3 is being revised to reflect EPA’s amendments to the Emissions Guidelines and Compliance Times for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units. Revisions are being made to Chapter 335-3-8 to regulate NOx emissions from non-EGU (electric generating unit) sources subject to the NOx SIP call emissions budget, and to establish monitoring requirements other than 40 CFR Part 75 monitoring requirements as promulgated by EPA. Appendix D is being proposed for revision to reflect that there are no nonattainment areas within the State.
Chapters 335-3-1 and 8 are considered part of the federally-enforceable State Implementation Plan (SIP). Revisions to these Chapters are proposed to be incorporated into Alabama’s SIP.
The proposed revisions to the Alabama SIP include an update to the initial 10 year maintenance plan for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) as required by Section 175 of the Clean Air Act.
Also, proposed revisions to the Alabama SIP include deletion of rules relating to the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and NOx Budget Trading rules that are currently recognized as a part of the SIP. These regulations were replaced by CSAPR regulations in a previous rule adoption.
Copies of the proposed rules and Federal Registers are available at a cost of 30 cents per page at each of the office locations listed below. The summary of reasons supporting the revisions are available free of charge. Copies of the proposed rules, the summary of reasons, and the federal register can also be found on the Internet at www.adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/PubHearings.cnt at no cost.
ADEM, Office of General Counsel
Attn: Christie Lacey
1400 Coliseum Boulevard
(P. O. Box 301463, Zip code 36130-1463)
Montgomery, AL 36110-2059
ADEM, Birmingham Field Office
Attn: Mary Taylor
110 Vulcan Road
Birmingham, AL 35209-4702
ADEM, Decatur Field Office
Attn: Jan Childers
2715 Sandlin Road, SW
Decatur, AL 35603-1333
ADEM, Mobile Field Office
Attn: Jenika Monroe
2204 Perimeter Road
Mobile, AL 36615-1131
Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission
462 North Oates, 4th Floor
Dothan, AL 36303
Alabama - Tombigbee Rivers Planning & Development Commission
107 Broad Street
Camden, AL 36726
East Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission
1130 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201
The public hearing is being held to receive data, views, and arguments from interested persons regarding the proposed rules. Attendance at the hearing is not necessary to present such data, views, arguments, or comments as the same may be submitted in writing, but must be received by Ronald W. Gore prior to 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2020.
Written submissions and other inquiries should be directed to: Mr. Ronald W. Gore, Chief, Air Division, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL 36130-1463 (street address: 1400 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36110-2059) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any person wishing to participate in this hearing who needs special accommodations should contact the Department’s Permits and Services Division at (334) 271-7714 at least five working days prior to the hearing.
This notice is hereby given this the 24th day of November, 2019, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Lance R. LeFleur
Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in the administration of its programs.