18 AAC 50.240 Questions and answers

Frequently asked questions and answers appear below on this page.  Check frequently as additional questions will be added as we receive them.

Why is ADEC proposing to remove the 18 AAC 50.240 from the approved State Implementation Plan (SIP)?

Documents for the proposed regulation changes may be found at: State of Alaska Air Regulations

Why is ADEC proposing to change 18 AAC 50.240(b)?

ADEC is proposing to change 18 AAC 50.240 to narrow the focus of the regulation and clarify that this subsection applies only to decisions made by the department.

Why is ADEC proposing to remove the 18 AAC 50.240 from the approved State Implementation Plan (SIP)?

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) is proposing to remove 18 AAC 50.240 from the State Implementation Plan (SIP) approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This will allow ADEC to continue to implement Alaska regulations as has been done since 1997 and not be in violation of EPA’s excess emissions startup, shutdown, and maintenance SIP call (SSM SIP Call).  ADEC has a deadline of November 22, 2016, to submit a SIP revision to EPA to respond to the SSM SIP Call.  The proposed revisions and removal of 18 AAC 50.240 from the SIP will meet ADEC’s requirements to address the SSM SIP Call.