New Mexico Environment Department to Host Public Listening Sessions for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SIP Call for Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction (SSM) Operations.
On May 22, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final action to ensure states have plans in place that are fully consistent with the Clean Air Act and recent court decisions concerning startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM) operations.
In response to this final action, the New Mexico Environment Department Air Quality Bureau will be required to revise 20.2.7 NMAC – Excess Emissions during Malfunction, Startup, Shutdown, or Scheduled Maintenance.
The Air Quality Bureau will host a series of listening sessions to provide the opportunity for interested citizens and industry representatives to provide input to the Air Quality Bureau and to ask questions regarding the final action.
The locations and times are as follows:
- 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 2, at the Roswell Public Library, 301 N Pennsylvania Ave, Roswell
- 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 10, at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 East Main St, Farmington
- 4 to 6 p.m., Dec. 15, at the NMED Air Quality Bureau, 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1, Santa Fe
RSVP for the Dec. 15 meeting in Santa Fe due to limited seating.