NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE
REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 18, Chapter 50 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with Air Permit Administration Fees and Emission Fees. This supplemental public notice is being issued to clarify the purpose of the public workshop and to clarify that written comments will be accepted at the public workshop scheduled for March 16.
18 AAC 50, Article 4 User Fees is proposed to be changed as follows:
The proposed changes to fee rates are based on a fee study report done in compliance with AS 46.14.240(b) and AS 46.14.250(g) which requires that fees be evaluated periodically, and at least every four years, to determine if they comply with the statutes.
You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Rebecca Smith at Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Permit Program, 410 Willoughby Ave., Suite 303, P.O. Box 111800, Juneau, AK 99811-1800; by facsimile at: (907) 465-5129, or by e-mail to the Air Quality Comments Docket at email@example.com. The comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., on April 2, 2010. Comments received after this date will not be considered in final action on these rules.
The Department will hold a public workshop to explain the proposed changes and answer questions on March 16, 2010. The public workshop will be held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the DEC Building, First Floor Main Conference Room, 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, Alaska. There will be a call-in number if you are not able to attend the meeting in person. The call-in number will be 1-800-315-6338, and the Meet Me Code will be 8123#. Written comments will be accepted at the public workshop, but oral comments may only be presented at the public hearing.
Oral or written comments also may be submitted at a hearing to be held on March 31, 2010, at the DEC Building, in the First Floor Main Conference Room, 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, Alaska. The hearing will be held from 10:00 – 11:30 am and might be extended to accommodate those present before 11:00 am who did not have an opportunity to comment. If you will not be able to attend the public hearing in person, please contact Rebecca Smith at (907) 465-5121 by March 25, 2010, to make arrangements to participate by phone. There will be a call-in number if you are not able to attend the meeting in person. The call-in number will be 1-800-315-6338, and the Meet Me Code will be 8123#.
If you are a person with a
disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this
public process, please contact Deborah Pock at (907) 269-0291 or TDD Relay
Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY no later than 5:00 p.m., March 24, 2010, to ensure
that any necessary accommodations can be provided.
For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, contact Rebecca Smith, Air Permit Program, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 410 Willoughby Ave., Suite 303, Juneau, AK 99811-1800; by phone at (907) 465-5121; by facsimile at (907) 465-5129; or go to http://dec.alaska.gov/air/ap/regulati.htm. The proposed regulation and a Department Fee Study Report describing the analysis and basis for the fee change is available from the DEC Air Quality web site at http://dec.alaska.gov/air/ap/calendar.htm and at http://dec.alaska.gov/air/ap/regulati.htm
After the public comment
period ends on April 2, 2010, DEC will either adopt these or other provisions
dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no
action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from
that of the proposed regulations. YOU SHOULD COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF
YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED.
Statutory Authority: AS 44.46.025, AS 46.03.020, AS 46.14.010, AS 46.14.240, AS 46.14.250
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 46.14.240, AS 46.14.250
Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.
Dated: March 2, 2010 Larry Hartig, Commissioner