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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY
AIR QUALITY PERMITTING ELEMENT

Notice of Rule Proposal
N.J.A.C. 7:27-27 Control and Prohibition of Mercury Emissions, and N.J.A.C. 7:27A-3.10

Public Notice
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing new rules and amendments at N.J.A.C. 7:27-27, Control and Prohibition of Mercury Emissions, which set forth the requirements and procedures for the control and prohibition of air pollution from mercury emissions. The Department is also proposing related amendments at N.J.A.C. 7:27A-3.10, Air Administrative Procedures and Penalties. These new rules and amendments would establish new requirements for municipal solid waste (MSW) incinerators, hospital/medical/infectious waste (HMIW) incinerators, iron and steel melters, and coal-fired boilers, in order to prevent or decrease emissions of mercury from these operations by requiring MSW incinerators to further reduce their mercury emissions, by ensuring that the mercury emissions from HMIW incinerators will be maintained at low levels, and by requiring the mercury emissions from iron and steel melters and coal-fired boilers to be reduced. An additional reduction of about 1,500 pounds mercury per year would be accomplished. The reductions would be in addition to the approximately 4,000 pounds per year mercury emission reductions that were achieved with the adoption of the first mercury rule on November 7, 1994.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated January 5, 2004. Copies of the Department’s proposal are available from the Department’s web site at www.state.nj.us/dep/aqm, the Department’s Public Information Center at 401 E. State Street in Trenton, the Department’s Regional Enforcement Offices, a number of public libraries throughout the State, and, for a fee, from Westlaw Publishing at 1-800-808-WEST. For more information on obtaining copies, please contact:

Bureau of Pre-Construction Permits
NJDEP Air Quality Permitting Element
401 E. State Street, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 027
Trenton, NJ 08625-027
phone: (609) 633-2829 and (609) 984-3023
fax: (609) 984-6369

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.
401 E. State Street
Public Hearing Room, First Floor, East Wing
Trenton, New Jersey

Written comments may be submitted by close of business, Friday, March 5, 2004, to:

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Alice Previte, Esq.
Attn: DEP Docket # 30-03-12/340
Office of Legal Affairs
P.O. Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0402

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