MEETING CANCELLED

Due to the recent ice storm, the hearing before the Oklahoma Air Quality Advisory Council scheduled for 9:00 a.m. at the OG&E offices, Wednesday, January 17, 2007 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for April 18, 2007 in Tulsa. Please pass this information along to interested individuals who may not be aware of this change.

Written comments on the proposed rules may still be sent prior to the next Council meeting to Cheryl Bradley at the Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, P.O. Box 1677, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101-1677, FAX (405)702-4101, email cheryl.bradley@deq.state.ok.us, phone (405) 702-4100.

If a special meeting is called between now and April, normal notification procedures will be implemented through official notices and emails.

 

REGULAR MEETING/HEARING AGENDA

AIR QUALITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

January 17, 2007, 9:00 a.m.

Oklahoma City, OK

 

Please turn off your cell phones.

 

1.   Call to Order – Sharon Myers, Chair

 

2.   Roll Call – Myrna Bruce

 

3.      Approval of Minutes – October 18, 2006 Regular Meeting 

 

4.      Election of Officers – Calendar Year 2007

 

5.   Public Rulemaking Hearings

 

A.     OAC 252:100-9.  Excess Emission Reporting Requirements

The Department is requesting input from the public for the existing Subchapter 9. No changes have been made to the rule at this time.  Suggestions are solicited on how to improve the rule to make the process more efficient. 

         1.  Presentation – Max Price

         2.  Questions and discussion by Council/public

         3.  Possible action by Council

 

B.     OAC 252:100-1.  General Provisions [AMENDED]

         OAC 252:100-8.   Permits for Part 70 Sources [AMENDED]

         OAC 252:100-37.  Control of Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) [AMENDED]

         OAC 252:100-39.  Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Nonattainment Areas and Former Nonattainment Areas [AMENDED]

 

      The Department is proposing to amend Subchapters 1, 8, 37 and 39 to clarify certain definitions, including “particulate matter” and “volatile organic compounds.”

 

         1.  Presentation – Max Price

         2.  Questions and discussion by Council/public

         3.  Possible action by Council

         4.  Roll call vote for permanent adoption

 

C.           OAC 252:100-37-38.  Pumps and compressors [REVOKED]

 

The Department proposes to revoke this section.

 

         1.  Presentation – Max Price

         2.  Questions and discussion by Council/public

         3.  Possible action by Council

         4.  Roll call vote for permanent adoption

 

D.           OAC 252:100-7.  Permits for Minor Facilities [AMENDED]

 

The Department is proposing to amend Subchapter 7 to provide consistency with State statutes and other Air Pollution Control rules; remove reference to Subchapter 41 which has been revoked; correct the emissions calculation methods for determining if a permit is required; clarify when construction permits are required, and provide for administrative amendments to operating permits for minor facilities.

 

         1.  Presentation – Dr. Joyce Sheedy

         2.  Questions and discussion by Council/public

         3.  Possible action by Council

         4.  Roll call vote for permanent adoption

E.      OAC 252:100-17.  Incinerators

The Department proposes to amend Subchapter 17, Part 5 to meet federal requirements for state plans under section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act applicable to existing sources.

 

         1.  Presentation – Pat Sullivan

         2.  Questions and discussion by Council/public

         3.  Possible action by Council

         4.  Roll call vote for permanent adoption

 

F.      OAC 252:100-44.  Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal Fired Electric Steam Generating Units [NEW]

 

The Department is proposing a new Subchapter 44, Control of Mercury Emissions from Coal Fired Electric Steam Generating Units, which would incorporate by reference the federal Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) issued in May 2005.

 

         1.   Presentation – Morris Moffett

         2.   Questions and discussion by Council/public

         3.   Possible action by Council

         4.   Roll call vote for permanent adoption

 

      6.     Proposed Mercury 111d Plan – Public Hearing

 

The Clean Air Act requires a state to prepare a 111(d) plan in order to incorporate the CAMR. This Council meeting will serve as a public hearing, as required in the 111(d) plan.

 

         1.  Presentation – Morris Moffett

         2.  Questions and discussion by Council/public

     

      7.   Appendices H, I and J –Withdrawn from consideration

 

                     Explanation – Dr. Joyce Sheedy

 

8.   Division Director’s Report – Eddie Terrill

 

9.   New Business – Any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting the agenda.

 

10. Adjournment – The next regular meeting is proposed for 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2007, in Tulsa.

 

Lunch break if necessary.

 

Should you have a disability and need an accommodation, please notify the DEQ Air Quality Division three days in advance at

405-702-4212. Hearing impaired persons may call the text telephone (TDD) Relay Number at 1-800-722-0353 for TDD machine use only.