ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

FUND CODE 350

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR PROPOSED REVISIONS TO DIVISION 3
ADEM ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

Rule

Title

335-3-5-.13

TR SO2 Allowance Allocations

335-3-8-.14

TR NOX Annual Allowance Allocations

335-3-8-.46

TR NOX Ozone Season Group 2 Allowance Allocations

Notice is hereby given that a hearing before the Department of Environmental Management of the State of Alabama will be held at 10:00 a.m., August 10, 2018, in the Main Hearing Room, at the ADEM – Central Office location at 1400 Coliseum Blvd. in Montgomery, to consider proposed revisions to Division 3 of the ADEM Administrative Code and the Alabama State Implementation Plan.

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management proposes to amend ADEM Administrative Code Rules 335-3-5-.13, 335-3-8-.14, and 335-3-8-.46.  Revisions are being made to Chapters 335-3-5 and 335-3-8 to incorporate changes to the trading rules to EPA’s Cross State Air Pollution Rules (CSAPR) to address distribution of any excess allocations that remain after an existing unit has reached its historic emission cap.  Also, changes are being made to address allocation set-asides for any new NOX Ozone Season units in Indian country within the State.   

Chapters 335-3-5, and 8, are considered part of the federally-enforceable State Implementation Plan (SIP).  Revisions to these Chapters are proposed to be incorporated into Alabama’s SIP.

Copies of the proposed rules and Federal Registers are available at a cost of 30 cents per page at each of the office locations listed below.  The summary of reasons supporting the revisions are available free of charge.  Copies of the proposed rules, the summary of reasons, and the federal register can also be found on the Internet at www.adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/PubHearings.cnt at no cost.

ADEM, Office of General Counsel
Attn: Christie Lacey
1400 Coliseum Boulevard
(P. O. Box 30l463, Zip code 36130-1463)
Montgomery, AL  36110-2400
(334) 260-4510

ADEM, Birmingham Field Office
Attn: Mary Taylor
110 Vulcan Road
Birmingham, AL  35209-4702
(205) 942-6168

ADEM, Decatur Field Office
Attn: Jan Childers
2715 Sandlin Road, SW
Decatur, AL  35603-1333
(256) 353-1713

ADEM, Mobile Field Office
Attn: Jenika Haywood
2204 Perimeter Road
Mobile, AL  36615-1131
(251) 450-3400

Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission
462 North Oates, 4th Floor
Dothan, AL  36303

Alabama - Tombigbee Rivers Planning & Development Commission
Courthouse Annex
107 Broad Street
Camden, AL  36726

East Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission
1130 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL  36201

The public hearing is being held to receive data, views, and arguments from interested persons regarding the proposed rules.  Attendance at the hearing is not necessary to present such data, views, arguments, or comments as the same may be submitted in writing, but must be received by Ronald W. Gore prior to 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2018.
       
Written submissions and other inquiries should be directed to: Ronald W. Gore, Chief, Air Division,  Alabama Department of Environmental Management, P.O. Box 301463, Montgomery, AL 36130-1463 (street address: 1400 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36110-2400) or by e-mail at rwg@adem.alabama.gov.

Any person wishing to participate in this hearing who needs special accommodations should contact the Department’s Permits and Services Division at (334) 271-7714 at least five working days prior to the hearing.

This notice is hereby given this 24th day of June 2018, by authority of ADEM.

______________________________
Lance R. LeFleur
Director

Nondiscrimination Statement:  The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.