27 Aug KDHE publishes its proposed regulation change allowing summertime E15 in Kansas City Metropolitan Area
The Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment (KDHE), Division of Environment, Bureau of Air, will conduct a public hearing at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 to consider the revocation of K.A.R. 28-19-719.
Renew Kansas, who has partnered with Kansas Corn on modifications to the State Implementation Plan (SIP), will be submitting comment.
KDHE proposes to revoke K.A.R. 28-19-719, the Kansas City summertime Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) regulation. The Kansas City area is attaining the 2015 ozone standard based on 2015-2017, 2016-2018, and 2017-2019 monitoring data, and modeling shows that ozone forming compounds from transportation sources will continue to decrease even without the RVP regulation. The Bureau of Air concludes that a regulation change from summertime 7.0 psi RVP to summertime 9.0 psi RVP gasoline will not interfere with continued attainment of the 2015 ozone standard. The regulation is no longer necessary and is proposed for revocation.
KDHE will submit the final revocation of K.A.R. 28-19-719 to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for approval into the SIP.
COVID concerns will restrict this hearing to a conference call for oral testimony. This is a 60-day public comment period, and all written comments must be submitted to KDHE by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 4th.
Comments may be submitted to: Douglas Watson, Air Monitoring and Planning Section, Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, Bureau of Air, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 310, Topeka, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.