- Laurie Grandchamp, Chief
- 235 Promenade Street
- Providence, RI 02908-5767
- Phone: (401) 222-2808
- Fax: (401) 222-2017
Proposed amendments to Rhode Island's RGGI Regulations (Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 46, “CO2 Budget Trading Program” and Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 47, “CO2 Budget Trading Program Allowance Distribution”) went out to public notice on October 12, 2018.
A Public Hearing to collect public comments concerning the proposed rulemaking will be held on October 25, 2018 at 10:00 am in Room 340C at RI Department of Environmental Management, 235 Promenade Street in Providence, RI. The public comment period will end on November 12, 2018.
The rulemaking documents for each, proposed revisions, and fact sheet can be found here:
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.
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)
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