DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
Division of Air and Waste Management
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Title of the Regulation:
Amendment to Regulation 25 “Requirements for Preconstruction Review”, Section 4 “Minor New Source Review (MNSR) .”
Brief Synopsis of the Subject, Substance and Issues:
Under regulation 25, new, major stationary sources may be required to install emission controls, depending upon pollutant and the area classification (attainment or non-attainment), for emission levels of 25 to 100 tons per year or more. There is no requirement for such controls below these threshold limits. Delaware is in non-attainment under the 8-hour ground-level ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the PM2.5 NAAQS and it seems incongruous to allow sources to emit non-attainment pollutants and precursors below these thresholds without requiring some controls. This new amendment to Regulation 25, Section 4 Minor New Source Review (MNSR), requires up-to-date air pollution control devices in many cases for new sources emitting certain pollutants at or above 5 tons per year.
Notice of Public Comment:
There will be a hearing on these proposed regulations held on Thursday, May 26, 2005 beginning at 6pm in the DNREC auditorium at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware. Interested parties may submit comments in writing to Gene Pettingill, Air Quality Management Section, 715 Grantham Lane, New Castle, DE 19720 and/or statements and testimony may be presented either orally or in writing at the public hearing.