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Rule Development Workshop. Chapter 62-204, F.A.C.. October 20, 2010. Workshop Introduction . Sign-in reminder. On-line webinar. If you wish to submit written comments. If you wish to speak. How the workshop will proceed. ID: 389570

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Air Quality Standards and Nonattainment Updates

Rule Development Workshop

Chapter 62-204, F.A.C.

October 20, 2010


Workshop Introduction

Sign-in reminderOn-line webinarIf you wish to submit written commentsIf you wish to speakHow the workshop will proceedIntroduction of DEP staff


October 20, 2010


Introduction and Outline

Purpose of changes to 62-204Summary of proposed amendments by sectionHandoutsProposed revisions: Air Quality Standards and Nonattainment Updates (draft rule language)Proposed final rule (1 page)


October 20, 2010



Efficient implementation of new and future NAAQSPrepare for expected new EPA-designated nonattainment areasSimplify rule language for consistency and avoid redundancies with DEP rules and federal language


October 20, 2010


Methods of Revision

Remove extraneous rule sections204.100 Purpose and Scope204.320 Designation of air quality areasRemove parts to be addressed in other DEP rules204.200 Definitions → 210.200204.220(1) & (2) Ambient Air Quality Protection → 210.300Reduce by referencing federal languageAddressed by definitions in 62-210.200 which reference federal language204.240 -AAQS204.260 -PSD increments 204.340 -Designation of air quality areas (nonattainment areas)204.360 –Baseline areasReduce by referencing federal language directly204.360 –Class I areasRemove parts rendered unnecessary by proposed changes204.320 -Designation and redesignation of areas


October 20, 2010


Summary of Proposed Amendments


204.100 Purpose and Scope

Propose to be repealedExplanatory and extraneous


October 20, 2010


204.200 Definitions

Remove all definitions, propose to move to revised 62-210.200Insert a pointer to 62-210.200


October 20, 2010


204.220 Ambient Air Quality Assessment

Re-titled from “Ambient Air Quality Protection” to “Ambient Air Quality Assessment”Remove 204.220 (1) and (2) regarding issuing of permits that will not interfere with “attainment or maintenance of any ambient air quality standard…”; Moved to proposed new section of 62-210.300(8) Ambient Air Quality ProtectionRulemaking for General Permits, Exemptions, and Clarifying AmendmentsRenumber (3) and (4) regarding ambient air quality monitors but leave language mostly as is


October 20, 2010


204.240 Ambient Air Quality Standards

Section proposed to be repealedStandards set forth identical to, or less stringent than, current NAAQS in 40 C.F.R. Part 50, adopted by reference at 62-204.800Definition of “ambient air quality standard” in 62-210.200 includes NAAQS therefore unnecessary to repeat the federal standards hereFuture revisions to NAAQS will also be adopted by reference at 62-204.800


October 20, 2010


204.260 Prevention of Significant Deterioration Maximum Allowable Increases (PSD Increments)

Section proposed to be repealedPSD increments in this section identical to 40 C.F.R. 52.21(c) and adopted by reference in 62-204.800Definition of “maximum allowable increase” or “PSD increment” that references this federal rule added to 62-210.200 in concurrent rulemakingFuture revisions to PSD increments will be adopted by reference via this definition in 62-210.200


October 20, 2010


204.320 Procedures for Designation and Redesignation of Areas

Section proposed to be repealedRestates federal procedures the department is required to follow regardless of their presence in a DEP ruleFurther rendered unnecessary from other rule changes in this chapter (removing “PSD Area” in 62-204.360)


October 20, 2010


204.340 Designation of Air Quality Maintenance Areas

Re-titled: Designation of Air Quality Attainment, Nonattainment, and Maintenance Areas, and proposed to be reduced to subsection (4), Designation of Air Quality Maintenance, onlyREMOVE: Language for designation of (1) attainment, (2) nonattainment, and (3) unclassifiable areas set forth in 40 C.F.R. 81.310, adopted by referenceDefinition of “nonattainment” in 210.200 revised to reference federal languageMore efficient implementation of impending EPA designationsKEEP: Term “air quality maintenance area” used in DEP air rules to identify where pollutant-specific RACT rules apply, therefore preserved for state purposes


October 20, 2010


204.360 Designation of Areas for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Purposes

Re-titled: Designation of Areas for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Purposes AreasReorganized to eliminate the use of the term “PSD area” Designations in 40 C.F.R. Part 81, adopted by referenceProposed revised definition of “baseline area” in 62-210.200 refers to the federal designations, therefore this section can be reducedMinor source baseline dates preserved


October 20, 2010


204.360 cont.

PM2.5Added PM2.5 baseline area proposed to be the entire state, consistent with other pollutantsSentence serving as a placeholder for when minor source baseline date is determined, pursuant to the revised definition of “minor source baseline date” in 62-210.200“Major source baseline date” for PM2.5 defined in 62-210.200 as date of publication of the PM2.5 increments in F.R.Class I AreasProposed to remove the listing of Class I areas and refer to their listing in 40 C.F.R. Part 81, Subpart D (Class I areas where visibility is determined to be an important value), adopted by referenceAND list Bradwell Bay National Wilderness Area, since it is one of two Class I areas where visibility was not determined to be an important value


October 20, 2010


Comments by November 10

Mail to: Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Resource Management, MS-5500 2600 Blair Stone Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400 Attn: Lynn Scearce, Rules CoordinatorOr e-mail to: and All comments are public records and will be posted on the department’s website along with this presentation at: receive updates on this rule development project by e-mail, provide name, affiliation, and e-mail address to Lynn Scearce


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