Under existing law, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management may issue a permit to emit air pollutants under Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act without notifying the public
This bill would require the department, and in some instances local air pollution control boards, to notify the public of a proposed issuance or renewal of these permits if the emitting facility is located in a Class I municipality
This bill would require the department or local air pollution control board to make a draft of the permit application available to the public and to hold a public hearing and accept public comments if requested by the public
This bill would require the department or board, if applicable, to provide more comprehensive public notification for air quality permits in communities in which a Superfund site is located that may impact the residents of the community
To amend Section 22-28-17, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to permitting by the Department of Environmental Management for air pollutant facilities; to require public notification and an opportunity for public comment before issuing or renewing certain air permits in Class municipalities; to require additional notification requirements in communities that may be impacted by a Superfund site.
|February 28, 2013||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Commerce and Small Business|
|Bill Text||HB374 Alabama 2013 Session - Introduced|