June 15, 2010 and June 22, 2010 Public Hearing Information
Public Hearing on U.S. EPA's Proposed Combustion Rules and Definition of Solid Waste
On June 4, 2010, EPA published four proposed rules that may be of special interest to communities. These proposals would limit emissions from combustion sources and includes two rules effecting large and small boilers and process heaters and one rule effecting units that burn solid waste. EPA also proposed a definition of solid waste for non-hazardous secondary materials. We proposed these rules together because the sources are closely related, and we are taking public comments on all of them at the same time. The public comment for these rules ends August 3, 2010.
EPA provided public hearings to hear oral comments about these rules. Public hearings were scheduled in locations identified below. For historical purposes, links to news releases announcing the public hearings and speaker list for each location has been included below.News Release 6/7/2010 - Notification to Hold Three Pubic Hearings on Rules Cutting Toxics Emissions From Boilers, Solid Waste Incinerators. Federal Register Notice (75 FR 32682)(PDF)(3pp, 178KB) - Notice of public hearings and extension of public comment period.
June 15, 2010 - Arlington, VA
Crystal City Marriott
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 920-3230
Speaker List for Arlington (PDF)(3pp, 18KB)
June 22, 2010 - Houston, TX
Hilton Houston Hobby Airport
8181 Airport Boulevard,
Houston, TX 77061-4142
Phone: (713) 645-3000
Speaker List for Houston (PDF)(3pp, 12KB)
June 22, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA
Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
711 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 488-3500
Speaker List for Los Angeles (PDF)(3pp, 13KB)
Speakers who wished to make oral comments were required to notify Ms. Teresa Clemons (EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards) by June 14, 2010, via email at email@example.com (preferred method of registering) or by phone at 919-541-0252. Speakers were required to indicate the date and location of the public hearing that they were attending, when they wished to speak (morning, afternoon, evening), identify the rule(s) that they would be commenting on, their name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, telephone, and fax (as applicable).
The public hearings began at 9:00 a.m. and continued into the evening until 8:00 p.m. (local time) or later, depending on the number of speakers who participated. EPA scheduled breaks from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
EPA also hosted a webinar on June 9, 2010. The intent of the webinar was to help interested parties become more informed about these proposals and to help prepare them for prepare to submit comments. More information on the webinar.