News Release 221

Missouri Air Conservation Commission to discuss pollution reducing actions

Volume 39-221 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 28, 2011 – The Missouri Air Conservation Commission will meet on June 30 in Cape Girardeau to discuss air quality issues.

The commission will vote on adopting a variety of air-quality related items, including a consolidated indirect heating rule, a change to Missouri's plan to meet federal air quality standard, known as the State Implementation Plan, and adopting the state's recommendation for designating which areas of the state are not meeting the federal standard for sulfur dioxide.

The commission will also vote on the recession of four area-specific indirect heating rules that will be replaced by the consolidated indirect heating rule being considered for adoption. The consolidated rule keeps particulate matter emission limits for indirect heating units, which mainly include utility and industrial boilers, process heaters and smelters, at the same level as the area-specific rules it is proposed to replace.

Program staff will also provide routine updates on the functions of the Air Pollution Control Program.

The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and will be held in the Lincoln Meeting Room at Drury Lodge, 104 South Vantage Drive in Cape Girardeau.

The Missouri Air Conservation Commission, made up of seven members appointed by the governor, was created by the Missouri General Assembly in 1965. The commission's primary duty is to carry out the Missouri Air Conservation Law.

People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).

For more information or a complete meeting agenda, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Air Pollution Control Program at 573-751-4817 or visit dnr.mo.gov/env/apcp/macc.htm.

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