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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-1056


Pennsylvania's Proposed Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Revision for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard

[42 Pa.B. 3342]
[Saturday, June 9, 2012]

 On October 28, 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated revisions to the primary and secondary lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). These standards were lowered from 1.5 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) to 0.15 µg/m3.

 Section 110 of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) (42 U.S.C.A. § 7410) requires states to develop State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions and programs to meet the NAAQS established by the EPA to protect public health and welfare. Section 110 of the CAA also prescribes general elements for the implementation of SIPs. Section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the CAA, requires states to submit SIP revisions to the EPA Administrator that provide for implementation, maintenance and enforcement of the NAAQS. This SIP revision, generally referred to as the ''Infrastructure SIP,'' describes basic elements including ambient air quality monitoring, emission inventories, enforcement of control measures, modeling, nonattainment new source review, prevention of significant deterioration and stationary source monitoring. These elements of the SIP are designed to assure attainment and maintenance of the 2008 lead NAAQS. States are required to submit these SIP revisions to the EPA 3 years from the date a new or revised NAAQS is signed by the EPA Administrator. This SIP revision was due to the EPA on October 15, 2011. However, the EPA released its final guidance on infrastructure SIP revisions on October 14, 2011; this SIP revision was delayed to ensure consistency with Federal guidance.

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is seeking comment on the Commonwealth's proposed Lead Infrastructure SIP revision which includes a certification of adequacy that the Commonwealth's infrastructure SIP elements satisfy the requirement of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the CAA for the 2008 lead NAAQS. The proposed SIP revision is available on the Department's web site at (choose Air Plans) or through the contact persons listed as follows. This ''infrastructure'' SIP revision does not adopt new control measures.

 The Department will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed SIP revision on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Department's Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Susquehanna Room A, Harrisburg, PA. Persons wishing to present testimony at the hearing should contact Sian Rose, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 787-9702, or to reserve a time. 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.

 Written comments may also be submitted on the proposed infrastructure SIP revision for the 2008 lead NAAQS. The Department must receive the comments no later than July 13, 2012. 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 Reference ''Lead Infrastructure'' in the subject line.

 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 Sian Rose at (717) 787-9702 or TDD users may contact the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 to discuss how the Department can best accommodate their needs


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1056. Filed for public inspection June 8, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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