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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-2466


Proposed Request for Delegation of Authority to Implement the Federal Hospital/Medical/Infect- ious Waste Incinerators Plan; Public Comment Period Extended; Public Hearing

[44 Pa.B. 7483]
[Saturday, November 29, 2014]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is requesting delegation of authority to implement the Federal Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (HMIWI) Plan. Section 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (42 U.S.C.A. § 7429) required the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish performance standards for HMIWI under section 111 of the CAA (42 U.S.C.A. § 7411). On September 15, 1997, the EPA promulgated New Source Performance Standards for ''new'' HMIWI units and Emission Guidelines (EG) for ''existing'' HMIWI units and updated the standards on October 6, 2009, and April 4, 2011. Under section 129 of the CAA, states must submit a plan to implement and enforce the requirements of the EGs to EPA. EGs, promulgated under section 111(d) of the CAA, establish criteria for state and local agencies to develop control strategies for ''existing'' HMIWI units.

 Subpart HHH of 40 CFR Part 62 (relating to Federal plan requirements for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators constructed on or before December 1, 2008) was promulgated at 78 FR 28052 (May 13, 2013). The Department is proposing to request delegation of authority to implement the HMIWI Federal Plan. Copies of the Delegation Request may be examined on the Department web site at (click ''Air'').

 The Department has extended the public comment period for the request for delegation of the Federal HMIWI Plan and will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in the Rachel Carson State Office Building, 12th Floor Conference Room, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2301.

 Persons wishing to present testimony should contact the Department no less than 24 hours in advance of the public hearing to reserve a time. Reservation requests should be directed to Maisha Webb, Bureau of Air Quality, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 787-9702, Speakers will be limited to 10 minutes and should bring a written copy of their comments.

 Written comments may be submitted to the Department no later than January 9, 2015, and should be sent to the attention of Craig Evans, Department of Environmental Protection, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, Comments received by facsimile will not be accepted.

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

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2466. Filed for public inspection November 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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