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File #: 22-0807   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/25/2022 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/7/2022 Final action:
Title: Conduct a public hearing and approve, adopt, and authorize the Chair to sign an ordinance to create a new Clark County Air Quality Regulation Section 12.14, "Regional Haze Requirements," for stationary sources that may reasonably be anticipated to cause or contribute to visibility impairment in any federal Class 1 area, and authorize permanent and enforceable emission reduction measures and monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements sufficient to comply with the Nevada Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; provide for other matters properly related thereto; and authorize the Director to submit the adopted ordinance and all related documentation to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval into the Nevada State Implementation Plan. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. 70 Bill 5-17-22-4.pdf, 3. Attach-2_Comment Response AQR 12.14.pdf

CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AGENDA ITEM

 

Petitioner:

Marci Henson, Department of Environment and Sustainability

Recommendation: 

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Conduct a public hearing and approve, adopt, and authorize the Chair to sign an ordinance to create a new Clark County Air Quality Regulation Section 12.14, "Regional Haze Requirements," for stationary sources that may reasonably be anticipated to cause or contribute to visibility impairment in any federal Class 1 area, and authorize permanent and enforceable emission reduction measures and monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements sufficient to comply with the Nevada Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; provide for other matters properly related thereto; and authorize the Director to submit the adopted ordinance and all related documentation to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval into the Nevada State Implementation Plan. (For possible action)

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BACKGROUND: 

The proposed ordinance (Attachment 1) will create Clark County Air Quality Regulation Section 12.14, "Regional Haze Requirements," to address Clark County's requirements to comply with the Nevada Regional Haze State Implementation Plan. The provisions of this regulation apply to any stationary source in operation or existence that may reasonably be anticipated to cause or contribute to visibility impairment in any federal Class 1 area identified in 40 CFR Part 81, Subpart D, such as the Grand Canyon National Park. The regulation will authorize the Department of Environment and Sustainability, Division of Air Quality to include permanent emission reduction measures, along with monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements, in stationary source permits in accordance with the Nevada Regional Haze State Implementation Plan.

During the notice and comment period, the Division of Air Quality received one set of comments. Some of the suggested changes were incorporated into the proposed ordinance. Attachment 2 contains the comments and the Division of Air Quality's response.

Staff requests that the Board approve and adopt the ordinance and authorize staff to submit it for approval into the Nevada State Implementation Plan.