Ohio EPA Accepting Comments Regarding VOCs and Carbon Emissions

Ohio EPA has released an Early Stakeholder Outreach for rules in Ohio Administrative Code chapter 3745-21, which establishes requirements for the control of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO) from stationary emission sources. VOCs are a precursor compound from which ozone is formed. Ozone is one of the six criteria pollutants for which a National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) has been established under the federal Clean Air Act. CO is also one of the six criteria pollutants for which a NAAQS has been established.

Ohio EPA seeks to make minor amendments to the current rules. Written comments will be accepted through close of business Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Members may submit input to: Mr. Paul Braun, Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control, PO Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049, or by e-mail. 9/19/2019