DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Division of Air and Waste Management
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Title of the Regulations:
1144 Control of Stationary Generator Emissions
Brief Synopsis of the Subject, Substance and Issues:
The Department is proposing to adopt a new regulation, Regulation No. 1144, which will require the control of air emissions from both new and existing stationary generators. The Department is also proposing to amend Regulation No. 1102, in order to clarify permitting requirements applicable to stationary generators.
Delaware is not in compliance with federal standards for ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Among other things, the purpose of Regulation No. 1144 is to help ensure that the air emissions from new and existing stationary electric generating units do not cause or contribute to these existing air quality problems. Regulation No. 1144 is intended to establish emissions standards, operating requirements, fuel sulfur content limits, and recordkeeping requirements applicable to covered generators.
Regulation No. 1102 Permits details what sources need, or do not need, a permit to begin construction and to operate. Regulation No. 1102 is being amended to clarify the permitting requirements applicable to stationary generators.
Notice of Public Comment:
The public comment period for this proposed regulation and proposed amendment will extend through at least August 31, 2005. Interested parties may submit comments in writing during this time frame to: Mark A. Prettyman, Air Quality Management Section, 156 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901, and/or statements and testimony may be presented either orally or in writing at the public hearing to be held on Thursday, August 25, 2005, beginning at 6:00 PM in the DNREC auditorium at the Richardson and Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Mark A. Prettyman (302) 739-9402 July 7, 2005
Division of Water Resources
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
7410 TMDLs for the Naamans Creek and 7411 Shellpot Creek Watersheds
Brief Synopsis of the Subject, Substance, and Issues
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is proposing to adopt Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) Regulations for nitrogen, phosphorous, and bacteria for the Shellpot Creek and Naamans Creek Watersheds. A TMDL sets a limit on the amount of a pollutant that can be discharged into a waterbody and still protect water quality. TMDLs are composed of three components including Waste Load Allocations (WLAs) for point source discharges, Load Allocations (LAs) for nonpoint sources, and a Margin of Safety (MOS) to account for uncertainties and future growth.
Possible Terms of the Agency Action
Following adoption of the proposed Total Maximum Daily Loads for the Shellpot Creek and Naamans Creek Watersheds, DNREC will develop a Pollution Control Strategy (PCS) to achieve the necessary load reductions. The PCS will identify specific pollution reduction activities and timeframes and will be developed in concert with Shellpot Creek and Naamans Creek Tributary Action Teams, other stakeholders, and the public.
Notice of Public Hearing and Comment
A public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2005, at the auditorium of Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, 500 Duncan Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 19809. The hearing record will close at the conclusion of the hearing. Please send written comments to Robert P. Haynes, Hearing Officer, DNREC, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE, 19901; facsimile: (302) 739- 6242; email: Robert.Haynes@state.de.us.
Additional information and supporting technical documents may be obtained by contacting Hassan Mirsajadi, Watershed Assessment Section, Division of Water Resources, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, 820 Silver Lake Boulevard, Suite 220, Dover, DE 19904-2464, (302) 739-4590, facsimile: (302) 739-6140, email: (Hassan.Mirsajadi@state.de.us)
John Schneider, Watershed Assessment Section, 739-4590