Proposed Rules and Regulations

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division (WDEQ-AQD)
Regional Haze SIP Hearing

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality – Air Quality Division (Division) will hold a Regional Haze 309(g) State Implementation Plan (SIP) hearing on August 23, 2019 following a Permit Hearing at 9:00 AM, at the Rock Springs BLM Field Office, Pilot Butte Conference Room, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901.  All oral comments made during the hearing, and signed comments hand-delivered to Nancy Vehr at the hearing, will become part of the administrative record.  Written comments will also become part of the administrative record if they are signed by the commenter and submitted to Nancy Vehr, Administrator, DEQ/AQD, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002, or faxed to 307-635-1784, by the close of the meeting on August 23, 2019.  Emailed comments may only be submitted by filling out the public comment form provided at: http://aq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/.  Copies of the public notice and the proposed SIP are available for public inspection at the Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002.  Electronic copies will be available after July 20, 2019, at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/rule-development/resources/proposed-rules-and-regulations/.  If you have questions regarding the proposed SIP, or to request a hard copy of any of the materials, please contact Amber Potts at 307-777-2489.

For additional information please contact Nancy Vehr, Administrator, Air Quality Division, at 307-777-7391.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

 

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division (WDEQ-AQD)
Air Quality Advisory Board Meeting
Meeting Cancellation 

The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board (Board) meeting scheduled for July 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM, in Casper, WY, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

If you have questions regarding this cancellation, please contact Amber Potts at 307-777-2489.

 

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will consider proposed changes to the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) brought forth by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ), Air Quality Division (Division) at a public hearing to be held on August 14, 2019, in the Wyoming State Library Conference Room, 2800 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001, commencing at 9:00 a.m. (MST).

The proposed rulemaking Docket # 19-2101 (R-31) will involve revising WAQSR C2S12, C3S9, C4S6, C5S4, C6S14, C8S10, and C11S2.  Sections being updated to incorporation by reference from the CFR include: C2S12, C3S9, C4S6, C5S4, C6S14, C8S10, and C11S2.  The revisions to C2S12, C3S9, C6S14, C8S3, C8S10, involve changes to the State Implementation Plan (SIP).  The Division will submit these SIP revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency.  

The proposed rulemaking Docket # 19-2102 (R-32) will involve revising WAQSR C5S3. C5S3 is being updated to include 40 CFR part 63, Subpart XXXXXX – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Area Standards for Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories.

Comments on the proposed revisions contained in Docket #s 19-2101 and 19-2102 and may be submitted beginning June 30, 2019 and ending at 5:00 p.m. (MST) on August 13, 2019.  Written comments should be submitted to: Administrator, Air Quality Division, 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002; faxed to 307-635-1784; or submitted via the Division’s electronic public comment form.  Electronic comments may be submitted by filling out the public comment form provided at: http://aq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/.  Copies of the public notice, Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules, and the proposed rules are available at the same address.  If you have any questions regarding the proposed rules, contact Amber Potts, Air Quality Division, at 307-777-2489.  The Division will file an Analysis of Comments with the EQC prior to the August 14, 2019 public hearing.  The proposed rules, comments submitted, and the response to comments will be posted on the Council’s website at: https://eqc.wyo.gov/Public/Dockets.aspx under Docket #’s 19-2101 and 19-2102.

The EQC will consider proposed rules, written and electronically filed comments, and the Division’s Analysis of Comments, along with any modification proposed by the Division to the draft rules.  At the public hearing, oral statements that focus on the previously received comments, the Division’s Analysis of Comments, and issues raised by the analysis, will be accepted.  The EQC will determine if the record will remain open beyond the close of the scheduled hearing.  If the comment period is extended, the extensions will be posted on the Air Quality website, as well the EQC’s website.  The EQC, however, may close the record and make a final decision regarding the rules prior to concluding the hearing.

Any person wishing to use a digital presentation during their testimony before the EQC must provide a digital copy to the EQC no less than three (3) days prior to the hearing unless you contact the EQC and receive an extensions for good cause.  Failure to submit a timely digital copy will result in the person not being allowed to use the presentation during their testimony.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

 


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