Public Hearing for Readoption Cleanup (Part B) Rule Revisions


Purpose: To receive comments on the proposed amendments to 15A NCAC 02Q .0102, and .0706, and 15A NCAC 02D .0503, .0506, .0532, .0613, .0614, .0918, .0926, .0927, .0928, .0932, .0961, .0964, .1403, and .1708 and the proposed repeal of 15A NCAC 02D .0960. Also, to receive comment on the accompanying regulatory impact analysis for the proposed revisions.

This set of seventeen rules is the second part (Part B) of the larger effort to clean up readopted rules, which began in early 2022 and is referred to as the Readoption Cleanup.  The scope of the Readoption Cleanup is limited in nature; no rule revision is intended to modify the burden for any stakeholder.

The list of rules considered for amendment in the Readoption Cleanup was large enough to be split into Part A and Part B. Part A included rules with minor typographical corrections, as defined under §150B-21.5 of the Administrative Procedure Act, and was completed in 2022. Part B includes rules requiring clarification, as requested by internal and external stakeholders, related to changes made or carried forward during the readoption process. Additionally, Rule 02D .0960 is proposed for repeal based on recommendation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) due to redundancy, since the requirements of Rule 02D .0960 were readopted into Rule 02D .0932 in 2020.


Public Hearing Date and Location: April 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the DEQ Green Square Office Building, 1st Floor Training Room (#1210), 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603; or via Cisco Webex Digital Hearing:

Participants can join the meeting starting at 5:45 PM

Cisco WebEx Link:

Meeting Number (Access Code):
US TOLL +1-415-655-0003, Access code: 2429 861 0784

Meeting Password: NCDAQ (62327 from phones)

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Comment Period Duration: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Monday, May 1, 2023

Please submit comments via any of the methods below:

Email: (Please type “Part B Readoption Cleanup” in the subject line)

Postal Mail:  Rule Development Branch Supervisor
                     NC Division of Air Quality
                     1641 Mail Service Center
                     Raleigh, NC 27699-1641

Fax:  (919) 715-0717 (Please address it to “Rule Development Branch Supervisor”)

Voicemail: (919) 707-8430 (Please state your name and any affiliation before commenting)

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