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DEP Proposes Update to Federal Regulations Adopted by Reference Rule

Posted Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

On December 2, 2015, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed to update its Federal Regulations Adopted by Reference rule to incorporate a number of recent EPA final rules and thereby updating state rules into state law. The final EPA rules address the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS); prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) and Title V permitting for greenhouse gas (GHG) based solely on GHG emissions (Tailoring Rule Step 2 permitting); certain new source performance standards (NSPS); certain national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs); and state operating permits. The final rules adopted by reference also address Florida’s SIP with respect to Tailoring Rule Step 2 permitting, the 2008 Lead NAAQS, the 2008 Ozone NAAQS, the 2010 NO2 NAAQS, attainment of the 2008 Lead NAAQS in the Hillsborough County area, and vapor control requirements.

The NSPS involved address Portland Cement plants and various phosphate fertilizer industry plants. The NESHAPs address phosphoric acid manufacturing plants, phosphate fertilizer production plants, off-site waste and recovery operations, the Portland Cement manufacturing industry, and coal and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units.

Objections must be filed by December 16, 2015. Written comments are due by December 23, 2015.

For additional information contact Jon Harris Maurer.

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