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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-2381


Proposed Revision to Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan; Fine Particulate Matter ''Infrastructure'' Requirements

[39 Pa.B. 7254]
[Saturday, December 26, 2009]

 Section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) requires states to develop State Implementation Plans (SIP) and programs to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect public health and welfare. Section 110 of the CAA sets forth general elements for the implementation of SIPs. Section 110(a)(2) of the CAA requires states to submit SIP revisions to the EPA Administrator that provide for implementation, maintenance and enforcement of the NAAQS.

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is seeking comment on a SIP revision that describes the Commonwealth's compliance with section 110(a)(2) of the CAA (42 U.S.C.A. §§ 7410(a)(2)) addressing the NAAQS for fine particulates (PM2.5) established by EPA in September 2006, and that also describes the Commonwealth's compliance with section 110(a)(2)(G) addressing the PM2.5 NAAQS promulgated by EPA in 1997. States are required to submit these SIP revisions 3 years from the date a new or revised NAAQS is signed by EPA. The proposed SIP revision is available on the Department's web site at (choose Air Plans) or through the contact persons listed.

 The Department will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed SIP revision only if a request for a public hearing is received from a member of the public. A request for a public hearing must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2010. If a request for a public hearing is received by 4 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2010, the public hearing will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Department's Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Susquehanna Room A, Harrisburg, PA. If no request for public hearing is received by 4 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2010, the hearing will be cancelled and notice of the cancellation will be published on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, by 12 p.m., on the Department's web site at www. (DEP Keywords: Air Plans). Interested parties may also call (717) 787-9495 to find out if the hearing has been cancelled.

 Persons wishing to request a public hearing or who wish to present testimony at a scheduled hearing should contact Yvette House, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 787-9495, to reserve a time. The Department will consider a request to present testimony at a scheduled hearing to be a request for a public hearing. If a public hearing is held, persons who do not reserve a time will be able to testify as time allows. Witnesses should keep testimony to 10 minutes and should provide two written copies of their statement at the hearing.

 Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Yvette House at or (717) 787-9495. TDD users may contact the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 to discuss how the Department can best accommodate their needs.

 The Department must receive comments no later than Friday, January 29, 2010. Written comments should be sent to the attention of Arleen Shulman, Division of Air Resource Management, Bureau of Air Quality, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, or ashulman@state.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-2381. Filed for public inspection December 24, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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