Kentucky Division for Air Quality Notice of Public Hearing to Revise Kentucky’s State Implementation Plan

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet will conduct a public hearing on June 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) in the Conference Room of the Division for Air Quality, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, 1st Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky.  This hearing is being held to receive comments on a proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to meet the requirements for Emissions Statement and Emissions Inventory in accordance with Sections 172(c)(3), 182(a)(1) and 182(a)(3)(B) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAA).  This revision, when approved by the U.S. EPA, will satisfy the Emissions Statement and Emission Inventory requirements for the portions of the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell that have been designated as Marginal Ozone Nonattainment for the 2008 8-hr National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

This hearing is open to the public and all interested persons will be given the opportunity to present testimony. The hearing will be held, if requested, at the date, time and place given above.  It is not necessary that the hearing be held or attended in order for persons to comment on the proposed submittal to EPA.  To assure that all comments are accurately recorded, the Division requests that oral comments presented at the hearing also be provided in written form, if possible.  To be considered part of the hearing record, written comments must be received by the close of the hearing.  Written comments should be sent to the contact person.  If no request for a public hearing is received, the hearing will be cancelled, and notice of the cancellation will be posted at the website listed below.  Request for a public hearing must be received no later than May 22, 2015 while all comments must be submitted no later than June 1, 2015.

The full text of the proposed SIP revision is available for public inspection and copying during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Division for Air Quality, 200 Fair Oaks, 1st Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky.  Any individual requiring copies may submit a request to the Division for Air Quality in writing, by telephone, or by fax.  Requests for copies should be directed to the contact person.  In addition, an electronic version of the proposed SIP revision document and relevant attachments can be downloaded from the Division for Air Quality’s website at: http://air.ky.gov/Pages/PublicNoticesandHearings.aspx.

The hearing facility is accessible to people with disabilities.  An interpreter or other auxiliary aid or service will be provided upon request.  Please direct these requests to the contact person.

CONTACT PERSON: Melissa Duff, Program Planning and Administration Branch Manager, Division for Air Quality, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Phone (502) 564-3999; Fax (502) 564-4666; E-mail melissa.duff@ky.gov.

The Energy and Environment Cabinet does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs, and activities.

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