Proposed Rules and Regulations
The Wyoming Air Quality Advisory Board (Board) will meet on July 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM, at the Platte County Public Library, Large Meeting Room, 904 9th Street, Wheatland, WY 82201. The Air Quality Division (Division) is requesting the Board’s consideration on proposed changes to the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR): Chapter 14, Section 3. Proposed revisions to Chapter 14, Emission Trading Program Regulations, Section 3, Sulfur dioxide milestone inventory, involves changes to the emission measurement techniques for Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Laramie River Station. Chapter 14, Section 3, involve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Division will submit these SIP revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency. All oral comments made during the meeting, and signed comments hand-delivered to Nancy Vehr at the meeting, 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 July 17, 2017.
Emailed comments may only be submitted by filling out the public comment form provided at: http://aq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. Copies of the agenda, public notice, and the proposed regulations 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 June 12, 2017, at http://deq.wyoming.gov/aqd/rule-development/resources/proposed-rules-and-regulations/. If you have questions regarding the proposed rule changes, or to request a hard copy of any of the materials, please contact Amber Potts at 307-777-2489.
An electronic copy of Wyoming’s State Implementation Plan 5-Year Progress Report for Regional Haze is now available for public comment, and may be accessed from the downloader below. The report previously went out for public notice on December 16, 2013 and now includes information from the comments received for that notice. The report covers the period of 2005 - 2009 and includes new permit requirements for Unit 3 at PacifiCorp’s Naughton Power Plant.
The Division will only be accepting comments on the inclusion of requirements for Unit 3 at the Naughton Power Plant because the Division has already received comments on the remainder of the report from the December 16, 2013 notice. Written comments will 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 end of the public comment period at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Electronic comments may only be submitted by filling out the public comment form provided at: http://aq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/.
For additional information please contact Rob Leteff, Air Quality Division, at 307-777-7740.