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Regional Haze Plans for North Carolina Class I Areas

Pre-hearing Draft of the Regional Haze SIP Revision for North Carolina Class I Areas - Alternative to Source Specific Best Available Retrofit Technology Demonstration (BART) - August 2014

The pre-hearing draft of the Regional Haze SIP Revision - Alternative BART Demonstration is available through the following links:

This document serves as a revision to the North Carolina Regional Haze SIP, submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on December 17, 2007. This document contains the technical information and data supporting North Carolina's Alternative to Source-Specific Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) Determination for BART-eligible coal-fired electrical generating units pursuant to 40 CFR 51.308 under the Regional Haze program. The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has demonstrated that the North Carolina's Clean Smokestack Act meets Alternative BART requirements and achieves greater emissions reductions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides than BART-alone. Persons wishing to submit comments or request a public hearing are invited to do so.

A public comment period will be open from Tuesday, August 19, 2014 through Monday, September 20, 2014. 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 Regional Haze SIP Revision - Alternative BART Demonstration.

Please submit any comments via the methods below.

Electronically:
daq.publiccomments@ncdenr.gov
(Please type "Regional Haze Alternative BART" in the subject line)

Mail:
Ms. Sushma Masemore
NC Division of Air Quality
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1641

Fax: (919) 707-8700


Regional Haze Mid-course State Implementation Plan - May 2013

The "Regional Haze 5-Year Periodic Review State Implementation Plan for North Carolina Class I Areas" is available through the following links:

This SIP revision addresses the requirements of Regional Haze Rule at 40 CFR 51.308(g) requiring periodic reports that evaluate progress towards the state's Reasonable Progress Goals. Comments received from the public, EPA, and Federal Land Managers (FLMs) have been addressed. The North Carolina Division of Air Quality has documented that based on visibility improvements observed in the 2006-2010 period and other source level activities, the state is on track to meet the 2018 reasonable progress goals for the North Carolina Class I areas and will not impede a Class I area outside of North Carolina from meeting their goals.

Please direct any further questions or comments concerning this SIP submittal to Ms. Sushma Masemore at Sushma.Masemore@ncdenr.gov.


Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) - December 17, 2007

The Regional Haze State Implementation Plan narrative is posted. The Appendices are too large to post to a website.

For a copy of the Appendices please send an e-mail request to Sushma.Masemore@ncdenr.gov and put "Regional Haze SIP" in the subject line.