TCEQ SEEKING COMMENTS ON PROPOSED LEAD TRANSPORT CHANGES TO STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is considering a revision to the state implementation plan (SIP), which governs air quality regulation in the state.
The proposed revision would incorporate a plan to address lead transport for the 2008 lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). These revisions reference existing control strategies to reduce the concentration of lead, dispersion modeling of major lead sources in Texas, and issues that may specifically affect cities in Collin County.
Additionally, the revision verifies that the Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review permitting programs are being implemented in Texas and that lead is not considered a visibility-impairing pollutant.
A public hearing on this proposal will be held at the TCEQ headquarters in Austin on May 17, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., and will be structured for the receipt of oral or written comments by interested persons. Written comments on the proposed revision may also be mailed, faxed, or submitted to the agency electronically. The public comment period opened on April 22 and will close on May 23. For more information, please visit the TCEQ's “SIP Hot Topics” Web page at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/sip/Hottop.html.