2017

DEC Proposed Regulations & SIP - Fairbanks North Star Borough Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)


DEC adopted regulations and amendments to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to address Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) within the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) Nonattainment Area. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reclassified the FNSB PM2.5 Nonattainment Area from moderate to serious effective June 9, 2017; Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 89, 21711 (PDF). The proposed regulations incorporate elements of local FNSB ordinances into the SIP to comply with federal Clean Air Act requirements.

The public review period lasted 43 days and included two public hearings in Fairbanks. DEC considered all comments received during the comment period when choosing to adopt the final regulations and SIP amendments. The adopted and proposed regulations and SIP amendments are posted below. Adopted regulations and SIP amendments will undergo legal review at the Department of Law before finalization.

 

Adopted Regulation and SIP Amendment Documents:

  • Adoption Order - (11/03/17, PDF)
  • Adopted Regulation Amendments (PDF)
  • SIP Section III.D.5.7 - Control Strategies (PDF)
  • SIP Section III.D.5.11 - Emergency Episode Plan (PDF)
  • SIP Appendix III.D.5.12 - Assurance of Adequacy (PDF)
  • Responsiveness Summary (PDF)
  • Proposed Regulation and SIP Amendment Documents

  • Public Notice (07/18/17, PDF)
  • Public Notice (08/14/17 - cancelling public hearings in Anchorage and Juneau, PDF)
  • Proposed Regulation Amendments (PDF)
  • SIP Section III.D.5.7 - Control Strategies (PDF)
  • SIP Section III.D.5.11 - Emergency Episode Plan (PDF)
  • SIP Appendix III.D.5.12 - Assurance of Adequacy (PDF)
  • Referenced Documents
  • Questions and Answers
  • Important Points:
  • Visible Emission Limits
  • Requirements for Coal-Fired Heating Devices
  • Update Language for Easier Readability
  • New and Amended Definitions