NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS TO ADOPT SACRAMENTO FEDERAL OZONE NONATTAINMENT AREA REDESIGNATION REQUEST FOR THE 1979 1-HOUR OZONE STANDARD

 

Date:         Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time:         9:00 A.M.

Location:   Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chambers (Room 1450)

                  700 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

On behalf of all the Air Districts that comprise the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area (SFNA), the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) will hold a public hearing on September 28, 2017 to consider adoption of the “Sacramento Federal Ozone Nonattainment Area Redesignation Substitution Request for the 1979 1-Hour Ozone Standard” (RS Request). The RS Request is a regional plan and geographically covers the SFNA which includes all of Sacramento and Yolo counties, and portions of Placer, El Dorado, Solano, and Sutter counties. The SFNA was found in attainment for the 1-Hour standard in 2012.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has determined that areas may remove requirements which are still in place for the 1979 standard by submitting a RS Request which is based on the Clean Air Act (CAA) criteria for redesignation to attainment in CAA §107(d)(3)(E). This RS Request meets the RS requirements by showing it has: 1) demonstrated that the area has attained the 1979 1-Hour Standard; 2) shown that improvement in air quality is due to permanent and enforceable measures; and 3) will continue to maintain the standard for 10 years.

This document includes a request that, after USEPA approves the redesignation, USEPA also acknowledge that the CAA section 185 fee requirements for the 1-hour standard are terminated. The SFNA is still subject to the CAA section 185 fee requirement for the 1-hour standard unless a RS request is approved by the USEPA.

The SMAQMD Board of Directors will consider the adoption of the RS Request during this public hearing. Copies of this notice and the RS Request are available in the link below. Paper copies may be viewed at the District office or purchased by calling (916) 874-4800 for a fee of $0.25 per page plus mailing costs.

By this notice, all interested parties are invited to provide comments on the RS Request. Oral and written testimony may be made at the District Board of Directors public hearing on September 28, 2017. Written comments must be received at or before the SMAQMD Board Hearing on Thursday, September 28, 2017 and should be made to:

Mr. Richard Muzzy

SMAQMD

777 12th Street 3rd Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814-1908

Or Email: sacsip@airquality.org

Or Fax: 916-874-4899

All public comments and responses will be included as part of the RS Request submittal to the California Air Resources Board and the USEPA. For additional information, please contact Richard Muzzy at 916-874-1164.