PURPOSE OF NOTICE: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking persons interested in participating in a representative stakeholder group for the purpose of reviewing the fee structure for DEQ’s air program to ensure that there is sufficient funding to cover the costs of the Title V air program as required by the Clean Air Act.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL OF REQUESTS: July 7, 2016
BACKGROUND: In order for a State to maintain approval of its Title V air program, the Clean Air Act requires that annual fees collected from permittees be sufficient to cover all costs (direct and indirect) required to develop and administer the program requirements. Based on current revenue projections, the current fee structure will need to be adjusted in order to continue to satisfy this Clean Air Act mandate.
INTERESTED PERSONS LIST: The Department is establishing a group to assist DEQ in reviewing and developing recommendations for adjusting the air program fee structure for funding the costs of the Title V program. Stakeholder group meetings are tentatively scheduled for July 26, 2016, August 29, 2016, September 21, 2016, and October 4, 2016 and will held at DEQ’s Central Office located in downtown Richmond. Individuals interested in being on this group are asked to send their name, contact information, and credentials to the contact person listed below. Membership of the stakeholder group will be established by the DEQ Director.