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SIP Revision Incorporating 6 NYCRR Part 212, Process Operations

The following is the content of a letter and associated attachments sent to the Regional Administrator at the USEPA, Peter Lopez. The letter was signed on February 5, 2019 by J. Jared Snyder, Deputy Commissioner.

On behalf of the Governor of the State of New York, I am submitting for approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate amendments to Title 6 of New York Code, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Parts 212 and 200.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) repealed 6 NYCRR Part 212, "General Process Emission Sources" and replaced the repealed rule with 6 NYCRR Part 212, "Process Operations". In addition, attendant revisions were made to 6 NYCRR Part 200, "General Provisions.'; The new rule streamlined and updated provisions, aligned those provisions with permitting regulations and provided regulatory certainty for the regulated community.

A public review process was held for the amendments referenced above. On December 31 , 2014, a "Public Notice - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" was published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) and a "Proposed Rule Making - Hearing(s) Scheduled" was published in the New York State Register (State Register). Legislative public hearings on the rule amendments and their subsequent submittal as a SIP revision were held on February 4, 2015 in Albany, New York; on February 5, 2015 in Long Island City, New York; on February 6, 2015 in West Syracuse, New York; and on February 9, 2015 in Tonawanda, New York. Public comments were accepted through February 17, 2015.

The following documents are enclosed with this SIP revision:

  1. Express Terms as proposed on December 31 , 2014 for 6 NYCRR Part 212, "Process Operations" and 6 NYCRR Part 200, "General Provisions";
  2. "Public Notice - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" as published in the ENB and "Proposed Rule Making - Hearing(s) Scheduled" as published in the State Register on December 31, 2014;
  3. Notice of Public Hearing as published in newspapers statewide;
  4. Summary Hearing Report dated March 5, 2015, and Transcripts for the public hearings held on February 4, 2015 in Albany, New York; on February 5, 2015 in Long Island City, New York; on February 6, 2015 in West Syracuse, New York; and on February 9, 2015 in Tonawanda, New York;
  5. "Assessment of Public Comments" for all comments received by February 17, 2015;
  6. "Certificate of Adoption" dated April 30, 2015 for 6 NYCRR Part 212, "Process Operations" and 6 NYCRR Part 200, "General Provisions";
  7. Express Terms as adopted for 6 NYCRR Part 212, "Process Operations" and 6 NYCRR Part 200, "General Provisions".

Please replace the version of 6 NYCRR Part 212 and attendant revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 200 currently in the SIP with 6 NYCRR Part 212, "Process Operations" and attendant revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 200 as adopted on April 30, 2015. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mr. Robert Bielawa, Chief, SIP Planning at (518) 402-8396.

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