RICE Rule Comment Period Extended and Public Hearing Slated

On June 12, 2012, EPA announced that the comment period for the NESHAPs rule for reciprocating internal combustion engines and the NSPS rule for stationary internal combustion engines will be extended until August 9, 2012.  Additionally, EPA was asked to hold a public hearing on these rules; therefore, a hearing is scheduled for July 10, 2012 in Washington.  See 77 FR 37361 for more details.  An upcoming edition of The Insider will be devoted to this rule.

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CAMD Seeks Comments on Draft Policy Manual

The latest draft Part 75 policy manual was posted on the CAMD web page on June 19, 2012.  The manual can be found at:  http://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/emissions/monitoring.html.  CAMD will take comment on the draft (including new AETB- related questions and answers) through July 19, 2012.  Please send your comments to Louis Nichols by email:  (nichols.louis@epa.gov).

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Initial MATS Program Notification Due August 14, 2012

If you have a source affected by the MATS rule (see the Applicability section of this newsletter), you must file an initial notification form before August 14, 2012. An example form, including instructions, may be found on the MATS rule website: http://www.epa.gov/mats/pdfs/notification.pdf. This form must be filed with your regional EPA agency (and in some states, your state agency, as well) in hardcopy format.

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