Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Proposes Amendments to SSM Rules and NSPS and NESHAP Standards
On 17 August, 2016 the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEC) proposes amendments to the state’s startups, shutdowns, and/or malfunctions of air emissions equipment (SSM) rules and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Standards.
The amendments to the SSM rules specifically will be to 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 2, Ch. 1, Rule 1.10 and the state’s SIP Revision. The purpose of this change is to address the state’s regulation inconsistencies with US EPA’s new policies regarding SSM.
The other amendments will adopt by reference new amendments to the Federal NSPS found in 40 CFR Part 60, NESHAP found in 40 CFR Parts 61 and 63, and Federal Consolidated Air Rules (CAR) found in 40 CFR Part 65.
The amendments will also update the state adoption of federal rules as provided in Rule 1.6 and Rule 1.8 of 11 Miss. Admin. Code, Pt. 2, Ch. 1. These amendments will also delete 11 Miss. Admin. Code, Pt. 2, Ch. 1, Rule 1.14, “Provisions for the Clean Air Interstate Rule” (CAIR) since the federal provisions referenced have been revoked.
Written comments can be submitted to MDEQ, P.O. Box 2261, Jackson, Mississippi 39225 and must be made by 16 September, 2016 at 5:00 PM.
A public hearing will be held on 16 September, 2016 at 1:30 PM in the Commission Hearing Room at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (515 East Amite Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201).
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