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GLIN==> Meeting on HAPS from Power Plants in Chicago

National meeting June 13 in Chicago on hazardous air pollutants
from electric utility plants.....

Federal Register: April 10, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 69)]
[Page 18992]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

Electric Utility Steam Generating Units; Notice of Public Meeting
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: The EPA must determine whether hazardous air pollutants (HAP)
emissions from electric utility steam generating units should be
regulated under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), as amended, on
or before December 15, 2000. The EPA's Office of Air and Radiation,
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards will hold a public meeting
to provide interested persons an opportunity to provide EPA their views
regarding the Agency's determination.
DATES: The public meeting will be held on June 13, 2000.
ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the Lake Michigan Room,
12th floor, of the EPA Region V offices located at 77 West Jackson
Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois. The meeting will be from 9:30 a.m. until
4 p.m., Central Daylight time.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Maxwell, Combustion Group,
Emission Standards Division (MD-13), U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, telephone number:
(919) 541-5430, facsimile number: (919) 541-5450, e-mail
maxwell.bill@epa.gov. Members of the public wishing to attend the
meeting should register by phoning Ms. Libby Bradley at (919) 541-5578.
Please note that space is limited to approximately 150 attendees and
registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. On
or about June 1, 2000, a tentative agenda, including a list of those
registered to date, will be posted to the Agency website

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 112(n)(1)(A) of the CAA requires EPA
to perform a study (i.e., utility toxics study) of the hazards to
public health anticipated to occur as a result of HAP emissions from
electric utility steam generating units, after imposition of the
requirements of the CAA, and to prepare a Report to Congress containing
the results of the study. The Agency is to proceed with rulemaking
activities under section 112 to control HAP emissions from electric
utility steam generating units if EPA finds such rulemaking is
appropriate and necessary after considering the results of the study.
The utility toxics study was completed, and the Final Report to
Congress issued on February 24, 1998. The Agency is required to make a
finding as to whether it is appropriate and necessary to regulate HAP
emissions from electric utility steam generating units on or before
December 15, 2000.

On February 29, 2000, EPA published a notice in the Federal
Register (65 FR 10783) requesting from the public any information or
data that might be considered appropriate for the Agency to consider
prior to making the regulatory determination. The deadline for
submitting any such data is March 31, 2000. A public meeting is being
held in order to provide the public an opportunity to present their
views to EPA concerning this determination. This meeting will allow EPA
to listen to public opinion on the issue of mercury and other HAP
emissions from electric utility steam generating units and the
regulatory determination. Members of the public wishing to present
formal comments at the meeting should so indicate when registering.
Individual speaking times will be limited to 10 minutes in order to
give everyone an equal opportunity to speak. Seating will be limited
for the meeting and advance registration is suggested. Walk-in comments
will be heard on a time-available basis at the end of the session.
Please note that scheduling of this public meeting does not extend the
March 31, 2000 deadline for submitting additional data in response to
the February 29, 2000 Federal Register document. Rather, this meeting
provides opportunity for interested persons to make known their views
to EPA.
Dated: March 27, 2000.

Robert D. Brenner,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 00-8713 Filed 4-7-00; 8:45 am]

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