regulation will impact businesses that use or emit the affected chemicals that
are proposed for deletion from the definition of VOM:
Pollution Control Board proposed amendments to Definitions and General
Provisions (35 IAC 211; 41 Ill. Reg. 10397); Docket
R17-11) and Air Quality Standards (35 IAC 243; 41 Ill. Reg. 10422; Docket R17-10)
implementing recent changes to USEPA air pollution regulations. The Part 211 amendment updates the list of
chemical compounds that are excluded from the definition of volatile organic
material or volatile organic compound.
Amendments to Part 243 implement updates to the National Ambient Air
Quality Standards adopted by USEPA between 7/1/16 and 6/16/17. PCB will hold public hearings (linked by
videoconference) on both rulemakings Thursday, September 21, at 1:30 p.m. in
Room 11-512, James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago, and in the PCB
Hearing Room, Sangamo Building (IEPA headquarters), 1021 N. Grand Avenue, in
Bottom Line: The Changes to Part 211 are summarized
below. The R17-11
proceeding relates to the listings of compounds exempted from the State definition
of "volatile organic material" (VOM) or "volatile organic
compound" (VOC) in 35 Ill Adm. Code 211.7150 of the Illinois air pollution
control rules. This amendment would update the definition of to correspond with
an amendment to the corresponding definition of VOC at 40 CFR 51.100(s) that
the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) adopted during the
period July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
USEPA added one hydrofluoroether compound to (81 Fed. Reg. 50330) the
list of chemical species excluded from the federal definition of VOC. The Board deviated from the literal text of
the USEPA amendment by adding the alternative designation
"HFE-347pcf2" and the CAS registry number 406-78-0 to the listing.
The Board further amended segments of text to correct errors in Definition of VOM
Update, USEPA Amendments (January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016), R17-2 (Jan.
19, 2017). Tables appear in a document
entitled "Identical-in-Substance Rulemaking Addendum (Proposed)"
(IIS-RA(P)) that the Board added to docket R17-11 which list numerous corrections
and revisions that are not based on current federal amendments. The tables contain
deviations from the literal text of the federal amendment underlying this amendment,
as well as corrections and clarifications that the Board made in the base text
involved. Persons interested in the details of those corrections and amendments
should refer to the IIS-RA(P) in docket R17-11.
Section 9.1(e) of the Environmental Protection Act [415 ILCS 5/9.1(e)]
provides that Section 5-35 of the Administrative Procedure Act [5 ILCS
100/5-35] does not apply to this rulemaking. Because these rulemakings are not
subject to Section 5-35 of the APA, it is not subject to First Notice or Second
Notice review by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR).
interested in the details of Part 241 should refer to the IIS-RA(P) in Docket
R-17-10 Section 9.1(e) of the Environmental Protection Act [415 ILCS
5/9.1(e)] provides that Section 5-35 of the Administrative Procedure Act [5
ILCS 100/5-35] does not apply to this rulemaking.
For request for copies/comments on the two proposed rulemakings, contact
Don A. Brown, PCB, 100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 11-500, Chicago, IL 60601, or
call (312) 814-3620. For questions
contact Michael J. McCambridge, same address, (312) 814-6924 or email Michael.Mccambridge@illinois.gov. Please reference the relevant docket numbers
in comments. Copies of the Board’s
opinion and order are also available at www.ipcb.state.il.us. You may also click here to
submit comments to the Department
of Commerce Office of Regulatory Flexibility.