News Release 083

Missouri Air Conservation Commission to discuss pollution reducing actions

Volume 39-083 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MARCH 29, 2011 – The Missouri Air Conservation Commission will meet on March 31 in Jefferson City to discuss air quality. The department of Natural Resources will present nine different rule amendments and one amendment to Missouri’s State Implementation Plan for public hearing during the Missouri Air Conservation Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting.

The purpose of a public hearing is for the commission to hear public comments on the amendments. No actions on these amendments will be taken at this meeting. The department also will accept written or e-mail comments for the record until 5 p.m. on April 7. Information on these amendments is available on the department’s website at dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/rulemaking.htm.

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 Elm Street Conference Center, 1730 East Elm in Jefferson City. The meeting will also be streamed live over the Internet from the department’s website at dnr.mo.gov/videos/live.htm.

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 people intending to give verbal presentation 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. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the hearing can make arrangements by calling 800-361-4827 or 573-751-4871. Hearing-impaired individuals may contact the program through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966.

Public hearing items may be adopted by the Missouri Air Conservation Commission as provided for under authority of 643.050 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.

For more information or a complete meeting agenda, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Air Pollution Control Program at 573-751-4817 or visit dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/macc.htm.

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