- Assist the state in obtaining additional funding for toxics monitoring.
- Assist the state in the implementation of the air toxics monitoring network and
conduct data analysis.
· Permitting (other than Title V):
- Facilitate timely resolution of permit problems, including resolution of
national issues and common sense solutions for addressing identified
- Provide technical assistance as requested by the State for issues such as
- Review draft permits consistent with the Memorandum of Agreement,
including FESOP, netting, all PSD permits and permits of concern where there
is reason to believe that public scrutiny will be high.
- Provide all information relative to changes in construction permit program
regulations and guidance in a timely manner.
· Small Business
- Promote regional communication and information exchange through quarterly
conference calls and an annual conference.
- Address questions, complaints, and compliance efforts regarding the
Stratospheric Ozone Protection programs throughout the State.
- Work with the State to develop a mechanism to assess how well small
business MACT outreach is furthering compliance goals.
- Continue to host quarterly calls with state/local dry cleaner contacts.
- Continue to provide ongoing technical assistance to state/local dry cleaner
contacts. Region 5 will continue to provide a conduit for state/local dry
cleaner contacts having issues to be addressed by USEPA headquarters and
will continue to assure access for these contacts to federal documents,
information and other resources that become available.
· Public Outreach and Education
- Provide outreach information and educate stakeholders by providing materials,
attending meetings, and making presentations on the NOx SIP Call as requested
by the State or other stakeholders.
- Continue to support the Ozone Action Days and Partners for Clean Air
programs through mailings of materials and other outreach activities.
- Continue to be a “Partner for Clean Air.”
- Participate in community forums on urban sprawl and hold at least another
community workshop in the East St. Louis area on urban sprawl.
- Assist Illinois in educating affected stakeholders on the Clean Fuel Fleet
- Pursue opportunities for public education and outreach using its Ozone Action
Days brochures, particularly focusing on our geographic initiative minority
communities, finding ways to effectively provide this information to parents of
children that may be especially vulnerable.
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