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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AIR QUALITY, ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY

Notice of Rule Proposal
Air Pollution Control, N.J.A.C. 7:27; and State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New Jersey’s Control and Prohibition of Air Pollution by Volatile Organic Compounds and Control and Prohibition of Air Pollution by Oxides of Nitrogen

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing amendments to the Air Pollution Control Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:27, that pertain to reasonably achievable control technology (RACT) requirements for VOCs and for oxides of nitrogen (NOx).  The proposed rules constitute a revision to New Jersey’s SIP for Control and Prohibition of Air Pollution by Volatile Organic Compounds and Control and Prohibition of Air Pollution by Oxides of Nitrogen.

VOC RACT
The proposed new and amended rules address VOC RACT by incorporating recommendations from four Control Techniques Guidelines (CTGs) issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for source categories that are present in New Jersey: Industrial Cleaning Solvents; Paper, Film, and Foil Coatings; Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings; and Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Materials.  The VOC emission limitations in the proposed new rules and amendments are equivalent to the limits recommended in the EPA’s CTGs, with certain limited exceptions discussed in the proposal.

NOx RACT
The proposed rules address NOx RACT requirements by establishing new limits on NOx emissions from existing simple cycle combustion turbines combusting natural gas and compressing gaseous fuel at major NOx facilities (compressor turbines) and stationary reciprocating engines combusting natural gas and compressing gaseous fuel at major NOx facilities (compressor engines).

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated January 3, 2017.  A copy of the proposal is available from the Department’s website at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20170103a.pdf; the Department’s Bureau of Evaluation and Planning (phone 609-292-6722); and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register (www.lexisnexis.com/njoal).

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

February 13, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Hearing Room, 1st Floor
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Written comments may be submitted electronically by March 4, 2017 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or in hard copy to:

Alice A. Previte, Esq.
Attention: DEP Docket No. 09-16-11
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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