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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY
BUREAU OF AIR QUALITY PLANNING

Notice of Rule Proposal:
N.J.A.C. 7:27-9, Sulfur in Fuels

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is proposing to amend its rules at N.J.A.C. 7:27-9, Sulfur in Fuels, to allow refiners of distillate oil an extension of the July 1, 2014 deadline for up to one year to meet the sulfur in fuel limit of 500 parts per million (ppm) in a limited circumstance.  The Department is not proposing any extensions of the July 1, 2016 deadline for refiners to meet a 15 ppm sulfur content limit in distillate fuel.  The proposed amendments also affect those who store, offer for sale, sell, deliver or exchange fuel oils for use in New Jersey, as well as the users of these fuel oils  The proposed amendments constitute a proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) Addressing Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) and Regional Haze.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated April 4, 2011.  Copies of the Department’s proposal are available from the Department’s web site (PDF), a number of public libraries throughout the State, and, for a fee, LexisNexis Customer Service at (800) 223-1944 or www.lexisnexis.com/bookstore.

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Monday, May 16, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at
NJ Department of Environmental Protection Building, Public Hearing Room (1st Floor)
401 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey

Written comments may be submitted by close of business, Friday, June 3, 2011, to:

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Alice A. Previte, Esq.
Attn:  DEP Docket # 06-11-03
Office of Legal Affairs
401 East State Street, 4th Floor
Mail Code 401-04L
P.O. Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0402

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