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Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period on Air Quality Issues - Ozone Infrastructure SIP

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Building: 
DDOE Headquarters
Room: 
555
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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 555 at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, in Washington, D.C. 20002. This hearing provides interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed revision to the District of Columbia’s (District) State Implementation Plan (SIP), found at 40 C.F.R. Part 52 Subpart J, regarding certain federal Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements under Sections 110(a)(2)(A) to (M); and a proposed submission of an Air Quality Emergency Episode Plan to the District’s SIP for approval to meet the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 51, Subpart H for all applicable pollutants.  Once the District has completed its procedures, the proposed revisions to the SIP will be submitted to the EPA for approval.

This SIP revision is a compilation of elements that describe how the District is implementing the “infrastructure” elements of the 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Once approved by EPA, it will provide a federally enforceable written confirmation of how the District will continue to comply with the §110(a)(2) requirements of the CAA for ground-level ozone.

This SIP revision also includes a contingency plan, in case of an air pollution emergency, for pollutants for which the District is classified as a Priority I area at 40 C.F.R. § 52.471, including ground-level ozone.  This revision is intended to meet the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 51, Subpart H, for all pollutants and will also satisfy the “infrastructure” element of § 110(a)(2)(G) for the 2008 ozone NAAQS.

Copies of the proposed SIP revision are attached below and are also available for public review during normal business hours at the offices of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002.

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 the DDOE address above or at william.bolden@dc.gov by 4:00 p.m. on May 12, 2013. Interested parties may also submit written comments to Ms. Jessica Daniels, Monitoring and Assessment Branch, Air Quality Division, DDOE, at the same address or by email at jessica.daniels@dc.gov. Questions about this SIP revision should be directed to Mr. Rama S. Tangirala by phone at 202-535-2989 or email at rama.tangirala@dc.gov, or Ms. Daniels at 202-741-0862 or jessica.daniels@dc.gov. No comments will be accepted after May 12, 2013.