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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-992


Proposed Revision to the State Implementation Plan for the Pennsylvania Portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Public Hearing

[39 Pa.B. 2750]
[Saturday, May 30, 2009]

   The proposed revision to the Pennsylvania State Implementation Plan (SIP) amends the 2002 Base Year Inventory for the Pennsylvania portion of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City 8-hour Ozone Nonattainment Area (Philadelphia Nonattainment Area). On August 29, 2007, the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) submitted the 2002 Base Year Inventory to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the attainment demonstration for the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for the Philadelphia Nonattainment Area, for approval as a SIP revision. The values for stationary sources in the 2002 Base Year Inventory submitted on August 29, 2007, are incorrect because name changes were not fully incorporated into the Department's databases, causing some facilities to be included multiple times during the inventory development. Therefore, the emissions estimated for 2002 were too high.

   The DEP is seeking comment on the proposed changes to the 2002 Base Year Inventory for the Philadelphia Nonattainment Area. This proposed SIP revision substitutes the corrected table and appendix. This proposal is available on the Department's web site at www. (choose ''Air Topics'') or through the contact persons listed below. After consideration of comments received, the Department intends to withdraw the incorrect portion of the August 29, 2007, submittal and submit the corrected portion to the EPA for approval.

   The Department will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed SIP revision only if a request for a public hearing is received from a member of the public. A request for a public hearing must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2009. If a request for a public hearing is received by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2009, the public hearing will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Department's Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA. If no request for public hearing is received by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2009, the hearing will be cancelled and notice of the cancellation will be published on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at 12 p.m., on the DEP's web site at (DEP Keywords: Air Plans). Interested parties may also call (717) 787-9495 to find out if the hearing has been cancelled.

   Persons wishing to request a public hearing or who wish to present testimony at a scheduled hearing should contact Yvette House, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 787-9495, to reserve a time. The Department will consider a request to present testimony at a scheduled hearing to be a request for a public hearing. Persons who do not reserve a time will be able to testify as time allows. Witnesses should keep testimony to 10 minutes and should provide two written copies of their statement at the hearing.

   Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Yvette House at (717) 787-9495 or yhouse@ TDD users may contact the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 to discuss how the Department can best accommodate their needs.

   Persons interested in this proposed SIP revision are invited to submit written comments on the proposed SIP revision. Written comments must be received by the Department no later than July 10, 2009. Written comments should be sent to the attention of Arleen Shulman, Division of Air Resource Management, Bureau of Air Quality, Department of Environmental Protection, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, ashulman Use ''Philadelphia Base Year Inventory Revision'' as the e-mail addressee or in the subject line.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-992. Filed for public inspection May 29, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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