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Public Comment Period re: proposed Emissions Cap for Vibco, Inc.

The Office of Air Resources offers an opportunity for public comment regarding its proposal to issue an Emissions Cap for the following stationary source:
VIBCO, Inc., 75 Stilson Road, Wyoming, RI
Emissions Cap No. 120-2018 for VIBCO, Inc. is being issued to address requirements for surface coating operations

Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 29 - Operating Permits contains provisions to allow sources to apply for an emissions cap. An emissions cap must be federally enforceable and include some combination of production and/or operational limitations to ensure that emissions are limited by quantifiable and enforceable means. An emissions cap relieves the stationary source from the requirement to obtain an operating permit.

View Public Notice on Draft Permit

Notice of Preliminary Fee Determination

Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 28 "Operating Permit Fees", Section 28.4.4 provides that beginning September 1, 1996, sources subject to the operating permit program must pay an annual emissions fee. The Office has made a preliminary determination for the fixed fee and dollar per ton fee to be used for the state fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

The Office of Air Resources (OAR) is responsible for the preservation, protection and improvement of air quality in Rhode Island. This is accomplished, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, by regulating the emission of air pollutants from stationary and mobile emission sources.

The purpose of the Air Resources program is to carry out the policy of the State as declared in Rhode Island General Law § 23-23-2, that is:
“…to preserve, protect, and improve the air resources of the state to promote the public health, welfare, and safety, to prevent injury or detriment to human, plant, and animal life, physical property and other resources, and to foster the comfort and convenience of the state's inhabitants.


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Laurie Grandchamp, Chief
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