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General Notice
Revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP): To Allow Areas to Attain and Maintain the 2010 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for Sulfur Dioxide
Date Posted: 7/13/2022
Expiration Date: 8/12/2022
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
No comment forum defined for this notice.

Notice of action: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking comments and announcing a public comment period on a proposed plan to assure necessary authorities are contained in the state implementation plan (SIP) to allow areas to attain and maintain the 2010 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ). The Commonwealth intends to submit the plan as a revision to the
Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) in accordance with the federal Clean Air Act. The SIP is the plan developed by Virginia in order to fulfill its responsibilities under the Act to attain and maintain the NAAQS promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Purpose of notice: DEQ is seeking comments on whether the plan demonstrates the Commonwealth's compliance with federal Clean Air Act requirements related to the Good Neighbor provisions under Section 110(a)(2)(D)(I), ensuring that Virginia's SO 2 emissions do not cause or contribute to downwind nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2010 SO 2 NAAQS.
Public comment period: August 1 - 31, 2022.
Public hearing: A public hearing will be conducted if a request is made in writing to the contact listed below. In order to be considered, the request must include the full name, address and telephone number of the person requesting the hearing and be received by DEQ by the last day of the comment period. Notice of the date, time, and location of any
requested public hearing will be announced in a separate notice, and another 30-day comment period will be conducted.
Description of proposal: The proposed revision consists of a demonstration of compliance with the requirements under § 110(a)(2)(D)(I) of the federal Clean Air Act for the 2010 SO 2 NAAQS.
Federal information: This notice is being given to satisfy the public participation requirements of federal regulations (40 CFR 51.102). The proposal will be submitted as a revision to the Virginia SIP under § 110(a) of the federal Clean Air Act in accordance with 40 CFR 51.104. It is planned to submit all provisions of the proposal as a revision
to the Commonwealth of Virginia SIP.
How to comment: DEQ accepts written comments by email, fax, and postal mail. In order to be considered, comments must include the full name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting and be received by DEQ no later than the last day of the comment period. A cover page with the recipient\'s full mailing address as listed
below must be part of each fax. DEQ prefers that comments be provided in writing, along with any supporting documents or exhibits. Comments must be submitted to Doris A. McLeod, Air Quality Planner, Department of Environmental Quality, 22nd Floor, 1111
East Main St, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, Virginia 23219 (phone 804-659-1990), fax 804-698-4178, email All materials received are part of the public record.

To review the proposal: The proposal and any supporting documents are available on
the DEQ Air Public Notices web page:
regulations/public-notices/air. The documents may also be obtained by contacting the DEQ representative named above. The public may schedule an appointment to review the documents between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm of each business day until the close of the public comment period at the following DEQ locations: 1) DEQ Main Street Office,
22nd Floor, 1111 E. Main St, Richmond VA, 804-698-4000 2) Tidewater Regional Office, 5636 Southern Blvd., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462, 757-518-2000 3) Southwest Regional Office, 355 Deadmore St, Abingdon VA, 276-676-4800, 4) Blue Ridge Regional Office, 901 Russell Drive, Salem VA, 540-562-6700, 5) Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Rd, Harrisonburg VA, 540-574-7800, 6) Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Rd, Glen Allen VA, 804-527-5020, and 7) Northern Regional Office, 13901
Crown Court, Woodbridge VA, 703-583-3800.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Doris McLeod 
Address: 1111 E Main St
PO BOX 1105
Richmond , 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)659-1990    FAX: (804)698-4178    TDD: ()-