News Release 573
Missouri Air Conservation Commission to discuss pollution reducing actions on Sept. 30 in Kansas City
Volume 38-573 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Larry Archer
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 29, 2010—The Missouri Air Conservation Commission will meet Sept. 30 in Kansas City. The meeting will also include several public hearings to discuss pollution reducing actions.
The public hearings and commission meeting will start at 9 a.m. and will be held in the Royal C and D rooms at the Holiday Inn Southeast, 9103 E. 39th St. in Kansas City.
The public hearings are for amendments, or updates, to already existing rules. Three of the rule amendments are routine, annual updates to make state regulations consistent with changes made to corresponding federal regulations.
- New Source Performance (10 CSR 10-6.070) – This proposed amendment would update the state’s regulations with changes to the corresponding federal rule that have occurred through June 30, 2009, as well as additional federal updates made through December 2009. This rule as a whole establishes acceptable design and performance criteria for specified new or modified emission sources.
- Maximum Achievable Control (10 CSR 10-6.075) – This proposed amendment would update the state’s regulations with changes to the corresponding federal rule that have occurred through June 30, 2009, as well as additional federal updates made through December 2009. This rule as a whole establishes emission control technology, performance criteria and work practices to achieve emission standards for sources that emit, or have the potential to emit, hazardous air pollutants.
- Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (10 CSR 10-6.080) – This proposed amendment would update the state’s regulations to the corresponding federal rule’s adoption date through Dec. 31, 2009. This rule as a whole establishes emission standards and performance criteria for new or modified sources emitting hazardous air pollutants.
- St. Louis Area Transportation (10 CSR 10-5.480) – This proposed amendment would update the rule to provide more specific administrative guidance and specific duties for the local, state and federal air and transportation agencies that work together with the area’s metropolitan planning organizations. Transportation conformity is required by the Clean Air Act to ensure transportation plans, transportation improvement programs and federally supported highway and transit project activities are consistent with state implementation plan requirements.
- Restriction of Emission of Particulate Matter from Industrial Processes (10 CSR 10-6.400) – This proposed amendment will add an alternative compliance method for wet corn milling drying operations. Including an alternative compliance method will provide for consistency, fairness and operational flexibility for this type of operation as regulated under this rule.
Program staff will also provide routine updates on the functions of the Air Pollution Control Program.
The Missouri Air Conservation Commission, made up of seven members appointed by the governor, was created by the Missouri General Assembly in 1965. The commission’s primary duty is to carry out the Missouri Air Conservation Law.
The Department of Natural Resources requests that people intending to give verbal presentations on the proposed public hearing items also provide a written copy of their testimony to the commission secretary at the time of the public hearing.
The department will accept written comments until 5 p.m. on Oct. 7. Written comments should be sent to Chief, Air Quality Planning Section, Department of Natural Resources, Air Pollution Control Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, by fax to 573-751-2706, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The department is required to respond to all comments in writing as part of the rulemaking process. Written comments and oral public hearing testimony are treated with equal consideration.
The proposed public hearing documents are available for review at the Air Pollution Control Program, 1659A E. Elm St., Jefferson City and on the Public Notice section of the website at dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/index.html.
Public hearing items may be adopted by the Missouri Air Conservation Commission as provided for under authority of 643.050, RSMo. For more information or a complete meeting agenda including items to be presented for adoption, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Air Pollution Control Program at 573-751-4817.