News Release 622
Missouri Air Conservation Commission to discuss pollution reducing actions
Volume 38-622 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 27, 2010 -- An annual summary of Missouri’s air quality will be presented to the Missouri Air Conservation Commission at its Oct. 28 meeting in Springfield.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources maintains a network of more than 100 air monitors throughout the state. These monitors regularly check levels of different air pollutants, like ozone, nitrogen oxides, lead and particulate matter.
The air quality presentation will go over current and past monitoring information the department has collected on air pollutants across the state.
The commission will also vote on adopting five amendments to already existing rules. A public hearing for these rules was held at the September commission meeting.
Three of the rule amendments are routine, annual updates to make state regulations consistent with changes the Environmental Protection Agency has 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.
- 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 Dec 2009.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 meeting will start at 9 a.m. and will be held in the Kansas rooms A and B at the University Plaza Hotel, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway in Springfield.
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.
Among the commission's duties are the adoption, amendment and rescission of rules; making decisions on appeals from enforcement orders and permit conditions; beginning legal actions to compel compliance with rules; listing regions as attainment or nonattainment areas based on the national standards; and approving overall plans for meeting the national standards in listed nonattainment areas.
For more information or a complete meeting agenda and supporting documents, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Air Pollution Control Program at 573-751-4817 or visit dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/macc.htm.