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Notice of Second Proposed Rulemaking - Air Quality - Comment Period and Hearing

Friday, November 21, 2014

Second Proposed Rulemaking to Regulate the Interstate Transport of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emissions from Non-Electric Generating Unit (EGU)
Sources and Proposed Revision of the District’s State Implementation Plan (SIP)

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on January 5, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 555 at 1200 First Street, N.E., 5th Floor, in Washington, D.C.  This hearing provides interested parties an opportunity to comment on the District’s proposed rulemaking and proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision.  Once finalized, the regulation will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a SIP Revision in order to meet the requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. § 7410(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) (2010)) in accordance with 40 C.F.R. Part 51.

Title 20 (Environment) of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR), Subtitle A, Air Quality, Chapter 10 is being repealed in its entirety and replaced with a source category NOx emissions cap.  The repeal is necessary to remove outdated requirements for electric generating units (EGUs) that are currently controlled through Federal regulation.  Also, a definition and an abbreviation in Chapter 1 are being amended.  The proposed regulation is necessary to maintain emissions limits for one remaining facility that was covered under Chapter 10 but is not an EGU: the United States General Services Administration Central Heating and Refrigeration Plant.

The proposed regulation is available for public review as an attachment below. 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 DDOE by 4:00 p.m. on January 5, 2015.  Interested parties may also submit written comments to Ms. Jessica Daniels, DDOE Air Quality Division, at 1200 First Street, NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, or by email at [email protected]. No written or email comments will be accepted after January 5, 2015. For more information or to find out if the public hearing has been canceled, contact Ms. Jessica Daniels at 202-741-0862 or by email.