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2020 DEC Proposed Regulations & SIP - Fairbanks North Star Borough Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 2020 Amendment

Portions of the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) have been designated as a Serious nonattainment area for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Due to the area failing to meet federal air quality standards by December 2019, an amendment to the Serious State Implementation Plan is required.  The proposed regulations and draft amendments to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) have been developed to meet the EPA requirements to show that the plan can meet a five percent annual reduction in emissions of direct PM2.5 or PM2.5 plan precursor in the FNSB nonattainment area.

The public review period lasted approximately 47 days and included one virtual hearing in Fairbanks that was held telephonically. The review period ended on October 29, 2020. 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 effective December 25, 2020.

Adopted Regulation and SIP Amendment Documents

Proposed Regulation and SIP Amendment Documents

Help Documents

Briefings to the FNSB Assembly and Other Presentations

Briefings given during the public notice comment period will be added below.

Press Release 

One formal public hearing will be held at the time and location below during the public comment period.

Date Time Location Event
10/15/2020 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Telephonically via the Legislative Information Office; statewide except for Anchorage or Juneau residents, call 1-844-586-9085.  If you are in Anchorage, call 907-563-9085; if you are in Juneau, call 907-586-9085.  If you are only interested in listening to the hearing, you may also do so via the Legislative Information Office's Live Streaming page at Public Hearing

Important Points

  • No new control measures
  • One proposed contingency measure
  • Technical edits:
    • Updated design value
    • Updated base year
    • New date for attainment
  • Amendment models attainment by 2024  

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