DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Division of Air and Waste Management
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
1138 Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Source Categories
Delaware adopted by reference the federal Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard applicable to chromium electroplating and anodizing tanks (40 CFR Part 63 Subpart N) into Regulation No. 1138 (formerly 38) on September 1, 1999. Since this initial adoption, the EPA has revised the federal MACT standard several times. These EPA revisions have changed the federal MACT standard's Title V permit requirement, emission limits, definitions, compliance provisions and performance test requirements.
The purpose of this amendment to Subpart N of Regulation No. 1138 is to be consistent, where appropriate, with federal requirements. One of the federal changes, which the Department proposes to include, will permanently exempt small area sources from Title V permitting requirements. These sources will still be subject to the MACT requirements through their air permits under Regulation 1102.
With this rulemaking, the Department will also amend Subpart N to be consistent with the Delaware Administrative Code format. The Department will also change from our past adoption by reference format and provide the complete regulatory text. This latter change will eliminate the need for the public and regulated community to interpret the adopted federal standards and the changes made when the Department originally adopted these standards into Regulation No. 1138.
Statements and testimony may be presented either orally or in writing at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, August 23, 2007 beginning at 6:00PM in the DNREC Auditorium at the Richardson and Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover DE. Interested parties may submit comments in writing to: Jim Snead, DNREC Air Quality Management Section, 715 Grantham Lane, New Castle, DE 19720.
James R. Snead, 302-323-4542, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 20, 2007
Division of Fish and Wildlife
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Tidal Finfish Regulation 3521 Weakfish Size Limits; Possession Limits; Seasons
In accordance with Addendum II to Amendment 4 of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Weakfish, Delaware is required to lower the recreational possession limit on weakfish from eight (8) per day to six (6) per day by October 29, 2007. Similarly, the commercial hook and line daily harvest limit shall be reduced as well from eight (8) per day to six (6) per day, except on four specific days of the week as indicated by the Department on said person's food fishing equipment permit for hook and line. During the four days of the week so specified, commercial hook and line fishermen are not constrained by daily harvest limits, although minimum size limits still apply. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission took this action in order to conserve weakfish as an aid to future stock recovery. All major weakfish harvesting states along the Atlantic seaboard are required to take this action.
If commercial fishing removals of weakfish should rise to a pre-determined level consistent with average removals over the last five years, the Commission will give consideration to further restraints on commercial fishing. Similarly if Delaware's or any other state's commercial weakfish landings exceed its five-year mean by more than 25% in any single year, the Commission will review the findings and take action as it deems appropriate. If the commercial measures in the Weakfish Plan are modified, it would be incumbent upon Delaware to come into compliance with the applicable changes.
Individuals may address questions to the Fisheries Section, Division of Fish and Wildlife, (302)739-3441. A public hearing on these proposed regulations will be held in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Auditorium, at 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE at 7:00 PM on August 29, 2007. Individuals may present their opinion and evidence either at the hearing or in writing to Lisa Vest, Hearing Officer, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or via e-mail to Lisa.Vest@state.de.us. The hearing record will remain open for written or e-mail comments until 4:30 PM August 31, 2007.
Roy W. Miller, 302-739-9914
June 28, 2007