DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Division of Air and Waste Management
1124 Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
The Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 182(b)(2) requires that all ozone non-attainment areas, including Delaware, must develop or update relevant regulations to implement Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) controls on emission sources covered in EPA’s Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) or Alternate Control Techniques (ACT), and submit the regulations to EPA as State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions.
In September 2006, the EPA updated its CTG for offset lithographic printing industry by adding control requirements for letterpress printing activities. To reflect the new requirements in EPA’s 2006 updated CTG, the DAQ revised 7 DE Admin. Code 1124 Section 47.0 “Offset Lithographic Printing” in early 2010. After a relevant public comment period, a public hearing was held on June 2, 2010.
Public comments were received before and on the June 2, 2010 hearing on the revision to Section 47.0. Based on these comments, the DAQ has determined that some changes to the proposed Section 47.0 that was addressed in the June 2, 2010 hearing should be made. Major new changes are those in Sections 47.1.2, 47.3.1, 126.96.36.199, 47.5.5, 188.8.131.52.2, and 184.108.40.206. To provide the opportunity for public to review and comment on these new changes, the DAQ is now publishing a new proposed revision to Section 47.0, establishing a new public comment period, and will hold a public hearing on February 1, 2011. Since a sufficient comment period was provided to the public prior to the June 2, 2010 hearing, the public is advised that the February 1, 2011 hearing will address only comments on those major new changes, which are also printed in red text in the newly proposed Section 47.0 as posted at DAQ’s website http://www.awm.delaware.gov/Info/Regs/Pages/AQMPlansRegs.aspx.
A public hearing will be held on February 1, 2011, beginning at 6:00 pm, in DNREC’s Auditorium, R & R Building, 89 Kings Hwy, Dover, Delaware 19901.
Division of Air and Waste Management
1142, Control of NOx Emissions from Industrial Boilers and Process Heaters at Petroleum Refineries
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Air Quality, will conduct a public hearing on proposed amendments to Section 2.0 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1142, “Control of NOx Emissions from Industrial Boilers and Process Heaters at Petroleum Refineries.” These amendments are based on a May 31, 2010 agreement between DNREC and the Delaware City Refining Company, LLC (“DCRC”) which states that DNREC will propose to revise Section 2.0 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1142 to provide for a facility-wide NOx emission cap compliance alternative to the existing unit specific NOx emission limitations.
In addition, DNREC will propose a document for submittal to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. This document, “Demonstration that Amendments to Section 2.0 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1142, Control of NOx Emissions from Industrial Boilers and Process Heaters at Petroleum Refineries, Do not Interfere with Any Applicable Requirement of the Clean Air Act (CAA)” demonstrates that these amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1142 will not interfere with attainment or maintenance of any National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), or any other applicable requirement of the CAA.
The public hearing on this proposed amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1142, and the associated SIP revision, will be held February 1, 2011, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in DNREC’s R&R Bldg. Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901.
14 DE Reg. 718 (01/01/11)