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Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period on Air Quality Issues - 2008 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS Base Year Emissions Inventory

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DDOE Headquarters

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 5:45 p.m. in Room 555 at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, in Washington, D.C. 20002. This hearing provides interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed revision to the District of Columbia’s (District) State Implementation Plan (SIP), found at 40 C.F.R. Part 52 Subpart J. 

The District was designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as being in marginal nonattainment of the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS), effective on July 20, 2012 (77 Fed. Reg. 30088, May 21, 2012).  To meet requirements of Clean Air Act § 172(c)(3) for marginal areas, a base year emissions inventory must be submitted to EPA as a SIP revision no later than two years after designation (42 U.S. Code § 7511a(a)(1)).  Once the District has completed its procedures, the inventory and supporting documents will be submitted to EPA as a SIP revision.

Copies of the proposed SIP revision are attached below and are available for public review during normal business hours at the offices of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002.

Interested parties wishing to testify at this hearing must submit in writing their names, addresses, telephone numbers and affiliation, if any, to Mr. William Bolden at the DDOE address above or at [email protected] by 4:00 p.m. on May 12, 2013. Interested parties may also submit written comments to Ms. Jessica Daniels, Monitoring and Assessment Branch, Air Quality Division, DDOE, at the same address or by email at [email protected]. Questions about this SIP revision should be directed to Mr. Rama S. Tangirala by phone at 202-535-2989 or email at [email protected], or Ms. Daniels at 202-741-0862 or [email protected]. No comments will be accepted after May 12, 2013.