VISIBILITY SIPS. The Regional Haze Rule Requirements for Fire The Role of the RPOs Opportunities for Participation. US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Dennis Haddow. Regional Haze Rule. July 1, 1999, EPA promulgated rules for the Regional Haze Regulations
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The Regional Haze Rule
Requirements for Fire
The Role of the RPOs
Opportunities for Participation
US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICEDennis Haddow
1980 Visibility Requirements
Regulations addressed visibility impairment “reasonably attributable” to a specific source or sources.
Examples: Craig and Hayden Generating Stations impact on the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness; Navajo Generating Station impact on Grand Canyon National Park; Centralia Power Plant impact on Mt. Rainier and Alpine Lakes.
64 FR 51.308 (d)(3)(iv)
64 FR 51.308 (d)(3)(v) - The State must consider, at a minimum the following factorsin developing its long-term strategy:
64 FR 51.308 (d)(4) - Monitoring strategy and other implementation plan requirements.
64 FR 51.308 (g)(4) - An analysis tracking the change over the past 5 years in emissions of pollutants contributing to visibility impairment from all sources and activities within the State.
Benefit to FLMs for working with RPOs
He who writes the rules determines how the game is played.
If we lead we have a much better chance of ending up where we want to go.