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October 21, 2021
  • Availability of Ohio EPA’s 2020 Annual Air Monitoring Report
    Ohio EPA’s 2020 Annual Air Monitoring Report has been published. Ohio EPA operates an extensive network of air monitoring stations through the state. Ohio EPA submits all ambient air quality data to the national Air Quality System (AQS) database that is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). Real time data is sent to AIRNOW, which reports all U.S. sites.

    Ohio’s AirOhio website provides air quality information and allows users to point and click on a map of the state to find current air quality data from Ohio’s continuous air monitoring network. The AirOhio website can be found at http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/airohio/index.

    U.S. EPA also makes historical AQS data for all U.S. sites available at https://www.epa.gov/outdoor-air-quality-data.   

    Annually, Ohio EPA generates an air monitoring report. This report presents summaries from Ohio EPA’s extensive air monitoring network including measurements of the NAAQS and toxic air pollutants during the calendar year. Ohio’s report for 2020, and several previous year’s reports can be found on Ohio’s “Air Monitoring” webpage under the Air Monitoring Quality Assurance, Data and Reports tab.

October 8, 2021  
  • Availability of Draft for Comment – Draft Letter Request for Monitor Discontinuation in Sheffield, Ohio
    October 8, 2021: Ohio EPA is requesting USEPA approve a change to Ohio’s air monitoring program in the Cleveland-Elyria, OH area. Specifically, Ohio EPA has discontinued monitors for PM2.5 FRM, PM2.5 Continuous, PM10, and PM2.5 Speciation at the following location: Barr School (39-093-3002). The discontinuation has already occurred because the property was sold and the new owner was unwilling to allow continued occupancy. Ohio EPA will continue to meet the minimum monitoring requirements for this area with this reduction. Additional details can be found in the draft request.

    Ohio EPA will accept comments on this draft request through Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Please submit your comments via email to erica.fettydavis@epa.ohio.gov or by mail to:

    Mailing address:
      Erica Fetty Davis
      Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, DAPC
      Lazarus Government Center
      P.O. Box 1049
      Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
    Phone: (614) 644-2310

September 23, 2021
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Chapter 3745-113 "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings"
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-113, "Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings." The rules in this chapter establish requirements on the quantity of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contained in architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings that are sold, supplied, offered for sale, or manufactured for sale in the state of Ohio. VOCs are a precursor compound which, along with oxides of nitrogen (NOx) can form ozone. Ozone is one of the six criteria pollutants for which a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) have been established under the Clean Air Act.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments.

September 16, 2021
  • Availability of Draft for Comment - OAC Ch. 3745-71, "Lead Emission Rules"
    The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available for public comment rule language and a draft of the business impact analysis (BIA) document for potential rescission of rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-71, "Lead Emission Rules." The rules in this chapter contain the requirements for ascertaining, defining and measuring ambient air quality related to emissions of lead. Historically, these rules regulated a single lead source in Ohio but the rules specific to this source were previously rescinded due to the permanent shutdown of the lead source. The only remaining rules in this chapter identify the method used to measure ambient air quality and definitions associated with that rule. 

    On June 16, 2021 (86 FR 31926), USEPA approved removing these rules from Ohio’s state implementation plan (SIP). USEPA removed the rules at the request of Ohio because the facilities specifically regulated by the rules are permanently shutdown and sampling requirements in the rules are duplicated elsewhere in Ohio’s air pollution control rules. Ohio EPA is now rescinding the rules because they are no longer necessary.

    DAPC is requesting comments on the potential rescission of the rules and the draft BIA document before DAPC proposes the rules to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). DAPC will be accepting comments through Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Please see the rule language, public notice, and draft business impact analysis for information on the rule review and how to submit comments.   

September 8, 2021
  • Submission of Final Plans to U.S. EPA – Second Limited Maintenance Plans for the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, Canton-Massillon, and Steubenville 24-Hour PM2.5 Maintenance Areas

    Ohio EPA submitted to U.S. EPA Ohio’s Second Limited Maintenance Plans for the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, Canton-Massillon and Steubenville 24-Hour PM2.5 Maintenance Areas.  Under Section 175 (A) of the CAA, eight years after redesignation of any area as an attainment area, the State must submit an additional revision of the applicable SIP for maintaining the NAAQS for 10 years after the expiration of the previous 10-year period.  For the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain and Steubenville areas, the previous 10-year period expires on September 18, 2023.  Therefore, the second maintenance plans are required to be submitted by September 18, 2021. For the Canton-Massillon area, the previous 10-year period expires on October 22, 2023.  Therefore, the second maintenance plan is required to be submitted by October 22, 2021. These documents address this requirement and provides for continued maintenance of the 24-hour PM2.5 standard in all three areas.

     

    Ohio EPA notified the public of the availability of the draft maintenance plan on July 19, 2021.  One comment was received from the Akron Regional Air Quality Management District and was addressed.  A response to comments document is included with this submittal. 

     

    In addition, during the comment period, DAPC identified an error in the emissions summaries calculated for this submittal.   In this final submittal, corrections have been made to the emissions analysis and other analyses that used the emissions data, such as the mobile emissions analysis to support qualification under the limited maintenance plan (LMP) option.  None of these corrections resulted in any changes to the outcome of Ohio showing continued maintenance under this plan or qualification under the LMP option.

August 6, 2021
  • Availability of Draft for Comment - OAC Ch. 3745-79, "Small Business Technical Assistance Rules"
    The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available for public comment draft rule language and a draft of the business impact analysis (BIA) document for amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-79, "Small Business Technical Assistance Rules." The rules in this chapter fulfill a mandate of Section 507 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments for states to establish a small business assistance program. The program created by these rules and ORC 3704.18 helps small businesses understand and comply with air pollution regulations. In Ohio, the functions of this program are performed by the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP), located within Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance.

    DAPC is requesting comments on the draft rules and the draft BIA document before DAPC proposes the rules to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). DAPC will be accepting comments through Thursday, September 9, 2021. Please see the draft rule language, public notice, and draft business impact analysis for information on the rule review and how to submit comments

Agust 5, 2021
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Chapter 3745-112 – Consumer Products Rules
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-112, "Consumer Products Rules." The rules in this chapter establish limits on the quantity of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may be contained in consumer products, such as cleaning products, personal care products, and home, lawn, and garden products, that are sold, supplied, offered for sale or manufactured for sale in the state of Ohio.  

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments.

July 30, 2021
  • Final Submitted to U.S. EPA - Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period
    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) has submitted to U.S. EPA the final Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the second implementation period. The goal of the Regional Haze Rule is to restore national parks and wilderness areas (Class I areas) to the natural visibility condition of atmospheric clarity that would prevail in the absence of human impacts by the year 2064. The Regional Haze rules sets up an iterative planning process, with comprehensive periodic revisions to the SIP due in 2021, 2028 and every 10 years thereafter. Ohio’s SIP submittal for the second implementation period discusses Ohio’s impact on neighboring Class I areas and Ohio’s long-term strategy. The final Regional Haze SIP is available at https://www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/sip/haze (see bottom line of table).

July 29, 2021
  • Availability of Draft for Comment - OAC Chapter 3745-31, "Permits-to-Install New Sources and Permit-to-Install and Operate Program "
    The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available for public comment draft rule language and a draft of the business impact analysis (BIA) document for amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-31, "Permits-to-Install New Sources and Permit-to-Install and Operate Program ". This chapter provides requirements for installation and modification of all new and existing air contaminant sources, as well as operation of those sources, where their operation is not subject to Title V requirements in OAC Chapter 3745-77.

    DAPC is requesting comments on the draft rules and the draft BIA document before DAPC proposes the rules to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). DAPC will be accepting comments through Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Please see the draft rule language, public notice, and draft business impact analysis for information on the rule review and how to submit comments.

July 28, 2021
  • Adoption of Amended Rule Language - OAC Chapter 3745-26,  Inspection and Maintenance Program Rules
    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) has adopted amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-26. The rules in this chapter contain the requirements for Ohio’s motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program, also known as E-Check. The program currently tests cars in seven counties in Northeast Ohio (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit, and Portage). These rules fulfill a requirement in the Clean Air Act and are a part of Ohio’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the attainment and maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone in the Cleveland/Akron/Lorain Metropolitan area. The changes in this rulemnaking are minor and being made after a review to fulfill the requirements of ORC 106.03 (5-year review).

    The amended rules will be effective as of Saturday, August 7, 2021 (see the Public Notice of Adoption). The rules are being adopted after a draft comment period ending October 6, 2020, a proposal comment period ending May 18, 2021, and a public hearing held May 18, 2021 virtually.

July 26, 2021
  • Adoption of Amended Rule Language - OAC Chapter 3745-80,  Anti-Tampering Rules
    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) has adopted amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-80. The rules in this chapter describe and prohibit acts of tampering with pollution control devices on vehicles and provide procedures for the training of anti-tampering inspectors. These rules are being proposed with amendments after a review to fulfill the requirements of Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 106.03 (5-year review).   

    The amended rules will be effective as of Thursday, August 5, 2021 (see the Public Notice of Adoption). The rules are being adopted after a draft comment period ending January 29, 2021, a proposal comment period ending April 23, 2021, and a public hearing held April 23, 2021 virtually.

  • Adoption of Amended Rule Language - OAC Chapter 3745-104,  Accidental Releases Prevention Program Rules
    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) has adopted amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-104, "Accidental Releases Prevention Program" Rules. The rules in this chapter establish Ohio’s Accidental Release Prevention Program. These rules were promulgated after Ohio received delegation of authority from USEPA in December 1999 for the program. The rules require facilities to submit a Risk Management Plan (RMP), implement a prevention program and an emergency response plan or program.

    The amended rules will be effective as of Thursday, August 5, 2021 (see the Public Notice of Adoption). The rules are being adopted after a draft comment period ending September 18, 2021, a proposal comment period ending May 18, 2021, and a public hearing held May 18, 2021 virtually.

July 21, 2021
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Chapter 3745-103 – Acid Rain Permits and Compliance Rules
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-103, "Acid Rain Permits and Compliance Rules." Chapter 3745-103 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) contains the requirements pertaining to the Acid Rain program for limitation of emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from fossil-fuel fired electrical generating units. The rules also contain the requirements for applications for and issuance of acid rain permits in accordance with 40 CFR Part 76 and Title IV of the Clean Air Act.  

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Friday, August 20, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments.

July 16, 2021
  • Interested Party Release- Updating Outdated Modes of Communication
    In a joint rulemaking effort, the Lieutenant Governor’s office and Ohio EPA have identified instances where outdated modes of communication, such as paper mail, facsimile, or newspaper, are required. Also identified were rules that contained the requirement for regulated entities to submit multiple copies of a document. To reduce adverse impacts to regulated entities and to provide modern options, Ohio EPA is releasing drafts containing only amendments to those instances. 

    The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available for public comment draft rule language and a draft of the business impact analysis (BIA) document for amended air pollution control rules in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) as part of this rulemaking effort. The air pollution control rules in this rulemaking belong to 3 separate Chapters of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-20 “asbestos emission control,” 3745-103 “Acid Rain Permits and Compliance,” and 3745-112 “Consumer Products.”

    Ohio EPA is requesting comments on the draft rules and the draft BIA document before the agency proposes the rules to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). The agency will be accepting comments through Friday, August 13, 2021. Please see the draft rule language, public notice, and draft business impact analysis for information on the air pollution control rules in this rulemaking and how to submit comments. For information on other agency rules in this rulmaking, please go here.

June 30, 2021
  • Availability of Ohio's 2021-2022 Annual Monitoring Network Plan (AMNP)
    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) has submitted the final 2021-2022 Annual Monitoring Network Plan (AMNP) to U.S. EPA. The draft plan was made available for comment on May 7, 2021. The AMNP identifies any completed or planned changes to the monitoring network and demonstrates that U.S. EPA monitoring requirements continue to be met.

June 29, 2021 
  • Annual Review of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Data Requirements Rule Source Emissions
    Ohio EPA submitted to U.S. EPA the 2021 Annual Review of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) as a part of the Data Requirements Rule for the 2010 SO2 standard [80 FR 51052] set by U.S. EPA on August 21, 2015. This rule established ongoing data review requirements including, for areas where modeling of actual SO2 emissions served as the basis for an unclassifiable/attainment designation, an annual review of emissions data and submittal of a report recommending whether updated modeling is necessary due to emissions increases. The annual emissions review is due to U.S. EPA Region 5 by July 1, annually, beginning the calendar year after the effective date of designation. Ohio EPA made a draft available for public comment on April 28, 2021. The comment period ended on May 28, 2021 and no comments were received.

June 24, 2021
  • Adoption of Amended Rule Language - State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Rules
    On behalf of the director of the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) has adopted amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Agency 3750. The rules in OAC Agency 3750 establish the framework of the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and establish emergency planning and release reporting reporting requirements to facilities that store hazardous chemicals or extremely hazardous substances or have a spill or release of extremely hazardous substances, CERLA hazardous substances or oil as defined. The list of adopted rules is included in the notice of adoption.  

    The amended rules will be effective as of Tuesday, July 6, 2021 (see the Public Notice of Adoption). The rules are being adopted after a draft comment period ending April 10, 2020, a proposal comment period ending April 23, 2021, and a public hearing held April 22, 2021 virtually.

June 7, 2021
  • Adoption of Amended Rule Language - OAC Chapter 3745-73 - Total Reduced Sulfur Rules
    Ohio EPA has adopted amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-73, "Total Reduced Sulfur Rules." The rules in this chapter contain the requirements for the control of emissions of total reduced sulfur from Kraft Pulp Mills. A Kraft Pulp Mill is a wood pulping mill which uses an alkaline sulfide solution containing sodium hydroxide and sodium sulfide (white liquor) in the wood digesting process. These sulfur emissions are precursors to sulfur dioxide and particulate matter for which national ambient air quality standards have been established under the Clean Air Act.

    The amended rules will be effective as of  Thursday, June 17, 2021 (see the Public Notice of Adoption). The rules are being adopted after a draft comment period ending December 8, 2020, a proposal comment period ending April 22, 2021, and a public hearing held April 22, 2021 virtually.

May 20, 2021
  • Availability of Draft for Comment - OAC Chapter 3745-110, "Nitrogen Oxides - Reasonably Available Control Technology Regulations"
    The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available for public comment draft rule language and a draft of the business impact analysis (BIA) document for amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-110, "Nitrogen Oxides - Reasonably Available Control Technology Regulations." The rules in this Chapter establish requirements for emissions of Nitrogen oxides (NOx) from very large, large, mid-size, and small boilers, stationary combustion turbines, stationary internal combustion engines or reheat furnaces as defined in OAC rule 3745-110-01, or sources located at a facility that emits or has the potential to emit a total of more than one hundred tons per year of NOx emissions from all sources at that facility. NOx is a precursor compound which, along with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can form ozone. Ozone is one of the six criteria pollutants for which a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has been established under the Clean Air Act.  

    DAPC is requesting comments on the draft rules and the draft BIA document before DAPC proposes the rules to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). DAPC will be accepting comments through Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Please see the draft rule language, public notice, and draft business impact analysis for information on the rule review and how to submit comments

May 17, 2021
  • Availability of Draft for Comment - OAC Ch. 3745-21, "Carbon Monoxide, Photochemically Reactive Materials, Hydrocarbons, and Related Materials Standards"
    The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available for public comment draft rule language and a draft of the business impact analysis (BIA) document in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-21, "Carbon Monoxide, Photochemically Reactive Materials, Hydrocarbons, and Related Materials Standards." The rules in this chapter establish requirements for the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO) from stationary emission sources. VOCs are a precursor compound from which ozone is formed. Ozone and CO are two of the six criteria pollutants for which a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has been established under the Clean Air Act. The intent of these rules is to limit emissions of VOCs and CO to allow the state of Ohio to attain and maintain the NAAQS for ozone and CO.

    DAPC is requesting comments on the draft rules and the draft BIA document before DAPC proposes the rules to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). DAPC will be accepting comments through Friday, June 18, 2021. Please see the draft rule language, public notice, and draft business impact analysis for information on the rule review and how to submit comments.  

May 7, 2021
  • Availability of Draft for Comment – Draft 2021-2022 Ohio EPA Annual Air Monitoring Network Plan
    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is providing for public comment a draft 2021-2022 Annual Air Monitoring Network Plan. The draft plan identifies any planned changes to the monitoring network and demonstrates that U.S. EPA monitoring requirements continue to be met. Annual air monitoring plans must be noticed to allow public comment and to satisfy U.S. EPA requirements for public involvement in air monitoring activities.

    The draft network plan is available for review on Ohio EPA’s Air Monitoring website. DAPC will be accepting comments on the draft plan through June 8, 2021. Please see the public notice for information on how to submit comments.

April 28, 2021
  •  Availability of Draft for Comment – Annual Review of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Data Requirements Rule Source Emissions 
    Ohio EPA is providing for public comment Ohio’s draft 2021 Annual Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Emissions Review as a part of the Data Requirements Rule set by U.S. EPA in 2015. This rule established ongoing data review requirements including, for areas where modeling of actual SO2 emissions served as the basis for an unclassifiable/attainment designation, an annual review of emissions data and submittal of a report recommending whether updated modeling is necessary due to emissions increases. 
     
    Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on the draft plan through Friday, June 28, 2021. For information on how to submit comments please refer to the public notice

     

April 16, 2021
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Ch. 3745-24, "NOx and VOC Emission Statements Rules"
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-24, "NOx and VOC Emission Statements Rules." The rules in this chapter contain the requirements for the submission of emission statements for any facility that emits twenty-five tons or more of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) or twenty-five tons or more of volatile organic compounds (VOC) during the calendar year and is located in a county designated as nonattainment for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments.

  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Ch. 3745-78, "Air Pollution Control Fees Rules"
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-78, "Air Pollution Control Fees Rules." The rules in this chapter require owners or operators of certain air permits to submit air pollution emissions data to the director so that emissions fees can be calculated. Title V facilities are required to submit actual emissions data on an annual basis. Non-Title V facilities are required to submit actual emissions data on a bi-annual basis.  Title V facilities are facilities with a potential to emit of any one regulated air pollutant of greater than or equal to one hundred tons per year, or any one hazardous air pollutant (HAP) greater than or equal to ten tons per year, or any combination of HAPs greater than twenty-five tons per year. The rules also require that the owner or operator of these facilities pay fees as specified in division (C) of section 3745.11 of the Revised Code.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments.

April 14, 2021
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Ch. 3745-107, "Affordable Clean Energy Program Rules"
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential recission of rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-107, "Affordable Clean Energy Program Rules." The Affordable Clean Energy rule (ACE), finalized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency on July 8, 2019 (84 FR 32520), consists of emission guidelines for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing electric utility generating units (EGUs) under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d) that will inform states on the development, submittal, and implementation of state plans to establish performance standards for GHG emissions from certain fossil fuel fired EGUs.

    Ohio EPA is considering rescinding all of the rules in OAC Chapter 3745-107. OAC Chapter 3745-107 was developed to implement federal requirements to establish greenhouse gas performance standards at existing coal-fired EGUs under the ACE Rule {84 FR 32520}. On January 19, 2021 the United States Court of Appeals (USCOA) for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruling on USCOA Case #19-1140 vacating U.S. EPA’s ACE Rule. With this vacature, OAC Chapter 3745-107 is not applicable to any sources in the State of Ohio and therefore these rules are no longer necessary.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Friday, May 14, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments.

April 13, 2021
  • Availability of Draft for Comment - OAC Chapter 3745-18, "Sulfur Dioxide Regulations"
    The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available for public comment draft rule language and a draft of the business impact analysis (BIA) document in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-18, "Sulfur Dioxide Regulations." The rules in this chapter contain the requirements for the prevention of emissions of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere from fuel burning and process equipment. The rules are a part of Ohio’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the attainment and maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) as required by the Clean Air Act.

    DAPC is requesting comments on the draft rules and the draft BIA document before DAPC proposes the rules to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). DAPC will be accepting comments through Monday, May 17, 2021. Please see the draft rule language, public notice, and draft business impact analysis for information on the rule review and how to submit comments

April 12, 2021
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Ch. 3745-71, "Lead Emission Regulations"
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-71, "Lead Emission Regulations." The rules in this chapter contain the requirements for ascertaining, defining and measuring ambient air quality related to emissions of lead. Historically, these rules regulated a single lead source in Ohio but the rules specific to this source were previously rescinded due to the permanent shutdown of the lead source. The only remaining rules in this chapter identify the method used to measure ambient air quality and definitions associated with that rule.
     

    On March 12, 2021 (86 FR 14061), USEPA proposed removing these rules from Ohio’s state implementation plan (SIP). USEPA proposed the removal at the request of Ohio because the facilities specifically regulated by the rules are premanently shutdown and sampling requirements in the rules are duplicated elsewhere in Ohio’s air pollution control rules. Ohio EPA intends to begin the rulemaking process for rescinding these rules from the OAC because once they are removed from Ohio’s SIP, they will no longer be necessary.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Thursday, May 13, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments..  

  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Ch. 3745-79, "Small Business Technical Assistance Rules"
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-79, "Small Business Assistance Rules." The rules in this chapter fulfill a mandate of Section 507 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments for states to establish a small business assistance program. The program created by these rules and ORC 3704.18 helps small businesses understand and comply with air pollution regulations. In Ohio, the functions of this program are performed by the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP), located within Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Thursday, May 13, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments..  

February 8, 2021
  • Availability of Draft Exceptional Event Demonstration for Public Comment
    February 8, 2021:
    The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available for public comment a draft Exceptional Event demonstration showing that plumes from Arizona wildfires which took place in June 2020 adversely affected ozone in a regulatorily significant way at the Lebanon monitor in Warren County, Ohio such that the data from June 20, 2020 should be excluded from regulatory determinations. Exclusion of the June 20, 2020 data may allow the Cincinnati, OH-KY 2015 ozone nonattainment area to be eligible for one-year extension of the attainment date for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS).

    DAPC will be accepting comments on the draft Exceptional Event demonstration through Thursday, March 11, 2021. Please see the public notice for information on how to submit comments. The draft notice is available for review on our SIP webpage

February 3, 2021
 
  • Notice of Availability of Final General Permit for Human Crematories
    Notice is hereby given that the Director of Environmental Protection (“Ohio EPA”) is making available for application through the Division of Air Pollution Control (“DAPC”) the model general permits-to-install and operate (“MGPTIO”) for human crematories. Ohio EPA provided a 30-day comment period on the draft MGPTIO terms and conditions beginning on November 12, 2020. After considering all comments received, Ohio EPA developed the final MGPTIOs and will begin accepting applications on February 3, 2021. All general permit information including these applications may be obtained on Ohio EPA DAPC's General Permits web page: https://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/genpermit/genpermits

February 3, 2021
 
  • Notice of Availability of Final Revised General Permits for Boilers
    Notice is hereby given that the Director of Environmental Protection (“Ohio EPA”) is making available for application through the Division of Air Pollution Control (“DAPC”) model general permits-to-install and operate (“MGPTIO”) for natural gas and No. 2 oil-fired boilers. Ohio EPA provided a 30-day comment period on the draft MGPTIO terms and conditions beginning on November 12, 2020. After considering all comments received, Ohio EPA developed the final MGPTIOs and will begin accepting applications on February 3, 2021. All general permit information including these applications may be obtained on Ohio EPA DAPC's General Permits web page: https://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/genpermit/genpermits

January 21, 2021  
  • Adoption of Amended Rule Language - OAC Chapter 3745-22, Asbestor Licensing Rules
    Ohio EPA has adopted amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) chapter 3745- 22, "Asbestos Hazard Abatement Contractors, Specialists & Other Professionals." The rules in this chapter establish Ohio’s licensing, certification and approval requirements for business entities and individuals that are performing activities related to asbestos including contractors, training providers, supervisors, workers, inspectors and project designers. The amendments are required for Ohio EPA to apply for and obtain U.S. EPA approval of the Ohio EPA Asbestos Licensing/Accreditation Program.

    The amended rules will be effective as of Sunday, January 31, 2021 (see the Public Notice of Adoption). The rules are being adopted after a draft comment period ending April 17, 2020, a proposal comment period ending October 9, 2020, and a public hearing held October 9, 2020.virtually.   

December 30, 2020
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Ch. 3745-18, "Sulfur Dioxide Regulations"
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-18, "Sulfur Dioxide Regulations." The rules in this chapter contain the requirements for the prevention of emissions of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere from fuel burning and process equipment. The rules are a part of Ohio’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the attainment and maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) as required by the Clean Air Act.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments.  

December 11, 2020
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Ch. 3745-21, "Carbon Monoxide, Photochemically Reactive Materials, Hydrocarbons, and Related Materials Standards"
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-21, "Carbon Monoxide, Photochemically Reactive Materials, Hydrocarbons, and Related Materials Standards." The rules in this chapter establish requirements for the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO) from stationary emission sources. VOCs are a precursor compound from which ozone is formed. Ozone and CO are two of the six criteria pollutants for which a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has been established under the Clean Air Act. The intent of these rules is to limit emissions of VOCs and CO to allow the state of Ohio to attain and maintain the NAAQS for ozone and CO.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Monday, January 11, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments.

  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC Chapter 3745-110, "Nitrogen Oxides - Reasonably Available Control Technology Regulations"
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Ch. 3745-110, "Nitrogen Oxides - Reasonably Available Control Technology Regulations." The rules in this Chapter establish requirements for emissions of Nitrogen oxides (NOx) from very large, large, mid-size, and small boilers, stationary combustion turbines, stationary internal combustion engines or reheat furnaces as defined in OAC rule 3745-110-01, or sources located at a facility that emits or has the potential to emit a total of more than one hundred tons per year of NOx emissions from all sources at that facility. NOx is a precursor compound which, along with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can form ozone. Ozone is one of the six criteria pollutants for which a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has been established under the Clean Air Act.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Monday, January 11, 2021. Please see the stakeholder input request for information on the potential rulemaking and instructions on how to submit comments.

December 2, 2020
  • Adoption of New Rule Language - OAC Chapter 3745-107- Power Plant Efficiency Rules
    Ohio EPA has adopted new rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) chapter 3745- 107, "Power Plant Efficiency Rules."  DAPC developed these rules to comply with the requirements of U.S. EPA’s “Affordable Clean Energy Rule” (ACE), found in Federal Register Volume 84, page 32520. The ACE rule mandates that states develop enforceable carbon dioxide emission standards of performance for large coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs) based on the analysis of technologies and methods U.S. EPA has determined to be the Best System of Emission Reduction (BSER) for reducing emissions of carbon dioxide. The rule allows states to consider other factors, such as remaining useful life, cost of compliance, and technical feasibility when establishing standards of performance.

    The amended rules will be effective as of Saturday, December 12, 2020 (see the Public Notice of Adoption). The rules are being adopted after a draft comment period ending April 27, 2020, a proposal comment period ending October 16, 2020, and a public hearing held October 16, 2020.virtually.   

  • Adoption of Amended Rule Language - OAC Chapter 3745-100 - "Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Rules"
    Ohio EPA has adopted amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) chapter 3745-100, "Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Rules." The rules in this chapter establish the reporting framework to implement the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) program pursuant to the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The amendments are being adopted after a review to fulfill the requirements of Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 106.03 (5-yr review) and to address changes required by the 2018-2019 biennium budget bill. Ohio EPA is also rescinding OAC rule 3745-100-12 in its entirety.

    The amended rules will be effective as of Saturday, December 12, 2020 (see the Public Notice of Adoption). The rules are being adopted after a draft comment period ending May 8, 2019, a proposal comment period ending September 28, 2020, and a public hearing held September 28, 2020 virtually..

November 12, 2020
  • Availability of Draft General Permit for Human Crematories
    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available for comment a draft model general permit for human crematories with a rated capacity of greater than or equal to 100 pounds per hour, but less than or equal to 200 pounds per hour.
     

    General air permits contain all the same requirements that would normally be included in traditional air permits, but they can be obtained much more quickly. If the applicant's human crematory meets the qualifying criteria for the human crematory model general permit and they can comply with all the predefined terms and conditions, Ohio EPA will issue a draft general permit for the human crematory. A 30-day comment period will then be held to solicit comments. After the comment period, the director will decide if a final permit should be issued.
     

    If you don’t qualify for the model general permit, you can receive a traditional permit that will be similar to the model general permit but will undergo additional review steps not needed for the model general permit. The traditional permit can take additional time to obtain compared to the general permit.
     

    Additional information regarding the general permit program, general permit terms and conditions, and instructions for applying for the general permits can be found on the Ohio EPA webpage at: https://www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/genpermit/genpermits. The Ohio EPA, DAPC general permit program is regulated under OAC 3745-31-29. This notice is being issued in order to fulfill the requirements of OAC Rule 3745-31-29(A)(3). The draft general permits and supporting documentation are available electronically for review at:
    https://www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/genpermit/genpermits#127854017-permits-available-for-comment. We request that you provide any comments by Wednesday December 23, 2020.
     

    Please submit your comments via email to Michael.Maleski@epa.ohio.gov or by mail to:
    Michael Maleski
    Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, DAPC
    Lazarus Government Center
    P.O. Box 1049
    Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
    Phone: (614) 644-3613

November 12, 2020
  • Availability of Draft General Permits for Natural Gas and No. 2 Oil-Fired Boilers
    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available draft revised general permits for natural gas and No. 2 oil-fired boilers. There are eight general permits available for four boiler capacity ranges (>10 to 19.9 MMBtu/hr, 20 to 29.9 MMBtu/hr, 30 to 39.9 MMBtu/hr, and 40 to 50 MMBtu/hr) and area or major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPS).

    The existing general permits for boilers were updated to account for the following:
     

    • Incorporate OAC rule 3745-31-05(A)(3)(a)(ii), which exempts boilers from Best Available Technology (BAT) requirements for each pollutant that has the potential to emit of less than 10 tons per year.
    • Incorporate 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters.
    • Incorporate OAC rule 3745-110 -- Nitrogen Oxides Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT). Boilers with a maximum heat input capacity of less than 40 MMBtu/hr are exempt from this rule.
    • Removed OAC rules 3745-21-07(B), 3745-21-08(B) and 3745-23-06(B) from the permit because the rules were rescinded.
    • Incorporate the use of ultra-low sulfur No. 2 fuel oil, which reduces potential sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions.

     

    Additional information regarding the general permit program, general permit terms and conditions, and instructions for applying for the general permits can be found on the Ohio EPA webpage at: https://www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/genpermit/genpermits. The Ohio EPA, DAPC general permit program is regulated under OAC 3745-31-29. This notice is being issued in order to fulfill the requirements of OAC Rule 3745-31-29(A)(3). The draft general permits and supporting documentation are available electronically for review at:
    https://www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/genpermit/genpermits#127854017-permits-available-for-comment. We request that you provide any comments you may have to the changes that have been recommended by Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

     

    Please submit your comments via email to Michael.Maleski@epa.ohio.gov or by mail to:
    Michael Maleski
    Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, DAPC
    Lazarus Government Center
    P.O. Box 1049
    Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
    Phone: (614) 644-3613
July 13, 2020
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rulemaking - OAC rules 3745-18-03, 3745-18-04, and 3745-18-90
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-18-03, 3745-18-04 and 3745-18-90 – Sulfur Dioxide Regulations. The rules in this chapter contain the requirements for the prevention of emissions of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere from fuel burning and process equipment. Ohio EPA is planning to revise OAC Rule 3745-18-90 to incorporate sulfur dioxide emission limits for Globe Metallurgical in Washington County. These limits are necessary to satisfy attainment demonstration SIP requirements established by the U.S. EPA for the Muskingum River, OH sulfur dioxide nonattainment area. Ohio EPA is also planning to revise OAC Rule 3745-18-03 and 3745-18-04 to incorporate compliance time schedules and measurement methods and procedures relevant to the Globe Metallurgical emission limits.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Thursday, August 13, 2020.

April 20, 2020
  • Availability of Draft Amended Rules for Comment - OAC Chapter 3745-76, Control of Non-Methane Organic Compound (NMOC) Emissions from Existing Landfills Rules
    The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available a draft of amended rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-76, "Control of Non-Methane Organic Compound (NMOC) Emissions from Existing Landfills Rules." The rules in this chapter contain the requirements and emission guidelines for the control of NMOC emissions from existing landfills. An existing landfill is any landfill that commenced construction, reconstruction, or modification on or before July 17, 2014. The Emission Guidelines of this rule apply to landfills that accepted waste after November 8, 1987. These rules are part of Ohio’s plan to control NMOC emissions from these landfills under the Clean Air Act Section 111(d) and 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Cf.

    DAPC is requesting comments on the draft rules and the draft business impact analysis (BIA) document before DAPC proposes the rules to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). DAPC will be accepting comments through Friday, May 22, 2020. Please see the public notice, draft business impact analysis, and synopsis of changes (linked below) for information on the rule review and how to submit comments

March 5, 2020
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Potential Rules Amendments - OAC Rules 3745-31-34 and 3745-77-11 – Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rules
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rules 3745-31-34 and 3745-77-11, Ohio's Greenhous Gas Tailoring Rules. These rules contain the requirements for the permitting of major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. "Greenhouse gases" subject to regulation as defined in 40 CFR Part 51.166 consist of the aggregate group of six greenhouse gases: Carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride." A “major source” of greenhouse gases are those sources emitting any of the six gases individually or in combination exceeding a CO2 equivalent quantity established in these rules.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Monday, April 6, 2020.

October 4, 2019
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Potential Rules Amendments - OAC Chapter 3745-76, Control of Non-Methane Organic Compound (NMOC) Emissions from Existing Landfills Rules
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-76, "Control of Non-Methane Organic Compound (NMOC) Emissions from Existing Landfills" rules. The rules in this chapter contain the requirements and emission guidelines for the control of non-methane organic compound (NMOC) emissions from existing landfills. An existing landfill is any landfill that commenced construction, reconstruction, or modification on or before July 17, 2014. The Emission Guidelines of this rule apply to landfills that accepted waste after November 8, 1987. These rules are part of Ohio’s plan to control NMOC emissions from these landfills under the Clean Air Act Section 111(d) and 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Cf.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

September 13, 2019
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rules - OAC Chapter 3745-21, Carbon Monoxide, Photochemically Reactive Materials, Hydrocarbons, and Related Materials Standards
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to the rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-21, "Carbon Monoxide, Photochemically Reactive Materials, Hydrocarbons, and Related Materials Standards." The rules in this chapter establish requirements for the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO) from stationary emission sources. VOCs are a precursor compound from which ozone is formed. Ozone is one of the six criteria pollutants for which a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has been established under the Clean Air Act. CO is also one of the six criteria pollutants for which a NAAQS has been established. The intent of these rules is to limit emissions of VOCs and CO to allow the state of Ohio to attain and maintain the NAAQS for ozone and CO.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Friday, October 18, 2019.  

June 19, 2019
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rules - OAC Chapter 3745-15, General Provisions Rules
    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-15, "General Provisions on Air Pollution Control."  The rules in this chapter contain the general provisions on air pollution control for the Ohio EPA. The general provisions include such things as: the authority of the director of Ohio EPA to request the collection and submission of emission information, the measurement of emissions of air contaminants, the requirements for the determination of a “De Minimis” source of air pollution, the requirements in the event of equipment shut down caused by malfunction or maintenance, air pollution nuisances, and other administrative rules.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on the rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

November 16, 2018
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on New Rules Regulating Emissions from the Oil and Gas Industry

    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential new rules regulating emissions from the oil and gas industry. Ohio EPA intends to develop rules that cover air pollution emissions from oil and gas facilities associated with unconventional oil/gas recovery and processing. These rules would cover similar equipment and requirements as is currently covered by U.S. EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas sector under 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOOOa. Typical facilities would include oil and gas well sites and gas compressor stations. The rules would cover both existing and new sources.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on these new rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

August 15, 2018
  • Availability of Draft for Comment - OAC Rule 3745-17-03, "Measurement Methods and Procedures for Particulate Matter Standards"
    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is making available a draft for comment of amendments to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule 3745-17, "Measurement Methods and Procedures for Particulate Matter Standards." The rules in OAC Chapter 3745-17 establish requirements for the control of emissions of particulate matter from stationary emission sources. OAC rule 3745-17-03 contains the methods and procedures used to measure particulate matter emissions from stationary sources. Particulate matter is one of the six criteria pollutants for which a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has been established under the Clean Air Act. The intent of these rules is to limit emissions of particulate matter to allow the state of Ohio to attain and maintain the NAAQS for particulate matter.

    The Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is requesting comments on the draft rules and the draft business impact analysis (BIA) before DAPC proposes the rules to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). DAPC will be accepting comments on these documents through Friday, September 14, 2018. Please see the public notice, draft business impact analysis, synopsis of changes and draft rule language for information on the proposed changes and how to submit comments.

July 20, 2018
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rules - OAC Rule 3745-17-03, "Measurement Methods and Procedures for Particulate Matter Standards"

    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule 3745-17-03, "Measurement Methods and Procedures for Particulate Matter Standards." The rules in OAC Chapter 3745-17 establish requirements for the control of emissions of particulate matter from stationary emission sources. OAC rule 3745-17-03 contains the methods and procedures used to measure particulate matter emissions from stationary sources. Particulate matter is one of the six criteria pollutants for which a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has been established under the Clean Air Act. The intent of these rules is to limit emissions of particulate matter to allow the state of Ohio to attain and maintain the NAAQS for particulate matter.

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on these rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Friday, August 3, 2018.

June 22, 2018
  • Stakeholder Input Requested on Rules - OAC Chapter 3745-31, "Permits-to-Install New Sources and Permit-to-Install and Operate Program "

    Ohio EPA is requesting stakeholder input on potential amendments to rules in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3745-31, "Permits-to-Install New Sources and Permit-to-Install and Operate Program." This chapter provides requirements for installation and modification of all new and existing air contaminant sources, as well as operation of those sources, where their operation is not subject to Title V requirements in OAC Chapter 3745-77.
     

    Prior to generating draft rule language, Ohio EPA is asking for input/suggestions on these rules from potentially affected parties. Instructions for providing comments and where to submit them are provided in the Stakeholder Input Request. Ohio EPA will be accepting comments on these potential changes through Friday, July 27, 2018.

 

 

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