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Notice of Public Comment Period - Air Quality Plan Conflict of Interest Provisions

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 555 at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, in Washington, D.C. 20002. This hearing provides interested parties an opportunity to comment on a revision to the District of Columbia’s (District) State Implementation Plan (SIP). The District is proposing to revise the SIP to remove certain conflict of interest provisions at 40 C.F.R. Chapter 1, Subpart J, Section 52.470(e) called the “Revision for conflict of interest procedures [CAA Section 128 SIP],” which was approved by EPA on June 1, 1984 (49 Fed. Reg. 22810). The District will replace sections 1-1461, 1-1462, and 1-1471 of the D.C. Code, 1981 Edition; D.C. Law 4-23; sections 3(l) through (n) of D.C. Law 4-88; and Organization Order No. 112 in the SIP with D.C. Official Code §§ 1-1161.01, 1-1162.23, 1-1162.24, and 1-1162.25 (2012 Supp.). The SIP revision was initially proposed in the D.C. Register on February 8, 2013 (60 DCR 001392; Notice ID 4175964). Comments received from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are addressed in this re-proposal.

Once the District has completed its procedures, the proposed revision to the SIP will be submitted to EPA for approval to meet the requirements of § 128 and § 110(a)(2)(E)(ii) of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) for all criteria pollutants.
Copies of the proposed SIP revision are available for public review during normal business hours at the offices of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002.

Interested parties wishing to testify at this hearing must submit in writing their names, addresses, telephone numbers and affiliation, if any, to Mr. William Bolden at the DDOE address above or at william.bolden@dc.gov by 4:00 p.m. on July 8, 2013. Interested parties may also submit written comments to Ms. Jessica Daniels, Monitoring and Assessment Branch, Air Quality Division, DDOE, at the same address or by email at jessica.daniels@dc.gov. Questions about this SIP revision should be directed to Mr. Rama S. Tangirala by phone at 202-535-2989 or email at rama.tangirala@dc.gov, or Ms. Daniels at 202-741-0862 or jessica.daniels@dc.gov. No comments will be accepted after July 8, 2013.