Draft Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report Available Online for Public Comment
Hearing Scheduled August 11 in Lincoln
July 11, 2016 – The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s draft Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report is now available for public review and comment.
The Regional Haze Progress Report describes the visibility impact on Class I areas (national parks and wilderness areas) from sources in Nebraska. The Regional Haze Rule requires progress reports at five-year intervals following submission of a Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP).
During the 30-day public comment period, written comments regarding this Report may be submitted to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) at the mail or email addresses below. An additional opportunity for comment will be available at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 2:30-3:30 PM at the NDEQ offices, 1200 N Street, Lincoln, Room 424. All comments received through 3:30 PM on August 11, 2016 will be considered.
Upon finalization, NDEQ will submit the Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report to EPA Region 7 for review and approval/disapproval as required by the Regional Haze Rule.
The draft Report is provided below.
Comments may be submitted to:
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
ATTN: Tracy Wharton
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922