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Regulations of the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control (Arkansas)

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The Regulations of the Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control are applicable to any stationary source that has the potential to emit any federally regulated air pollutant. The purpose and intent of Regulation 19, as amended, is to provide a clear delineation of those regulations that are promulgated by the Commission in satisfaction of certain requirements of the federal Clean Air Act, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) §§ 7401 et seq., as of July 1, 1997, and the federal regulations stemming therefrom. Federal programs that the Department is responsible for administering include, but are not limited to, the attainment and maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 50), certain delegated subparts of the New Source Performance Standards (40 CFR Part 60), provisions designed for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (40 CFR§ 52.21), minor new source review as described in Chapter 4 (40 CFR Part 51), and certain delegated subparts of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (40 CFR Parts 61 and 63) as of July 1, 1997.

Regulation 19, as amended, is further intended to limit the federal enforceability of its requirements to only those mandated by federal law. Regulation 19, as amended, is also intended to facilitate a permit system for stationary sources within the State, which permit shall provide which provisions are federally enforceable and which
provisions are state enforceable.

Regulation 19, as amended, presumes a single-permit system, encompassing both
federal and state requirements. A regulated facility which is subject to permitting
under Regulation 19 shall be required to apply for and comply with only one permit,
even though that permit may contain conditions derived from the federal mandates
contained in Regulation 19.

Regulation 19 shall be construed in a manner that promotes a streamlined
permitting process, mitigation of regulatory costs, and flexibility in maintaining
compliance with federal mandates.