SB 103: "An Act relating to air quality control and the prevention, abatement, and control of air pollution; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE BILL NO. 103 01 "An Act relating to air quality control and the prevention, abatement, and 02 control of air pollution; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 46.03.150 is repealed and reenacted to read: 05 Sec. 46.03.150. CLASSIFICATION OF FACILITIES OR SOURCES; 06 REPORTING. (a) The department, by regulation, may classify facilities or sources 07 that, in the department's determination, are likely to cause or contribute to air 08 pollution, according to the levels and types of emissions and other characteristics that 09 relate to air quality. The department may make a classification under this subsection 10 applicable to the state as a whole or to a designated area of the state. The department 11 shall base the classifications on consideration of health, economic, and social factors, 12 sensitivity of the receiving environment, and physical effects on property. 13 (b) The department or a local air quality control program authorized under 14 AS 46.03.212 may require an owner and operator of a facility or source classified
01 under this section to report information to the department or the authorized local 02 program concerning location, size, and height of contaminant outlets or area sources, 03 processes employed, fuels used, the nature and time periods or duration of emissions, 04 and other information relevant to air quality that is available or reasonably capable of 05 being calculated and compiled. 06 * Sec. 2. AS 46.03 is amended by adding new sections to read: 07 Sec. 46.03.152. PERMITS FOR CONSTRUCTION, MODIFICATION, OR 08 OPERATION. (a) Before constructing, installing, modifying, reconstructing, or 09 establishing a facility subject to AS 46.03.154(a), the owner and operator shall obtain 10 a construction permit under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249. 11 (b) Except when considered to be in compliance with AS 46.03.140 - 12 46.03.249 under a regulation adopted under AS 46.03.156(a)(11) or 46.03.167(c), the 13 owner and operator shall obtain an operating permit under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 14 before operating a facility subject to AS 46.03.154(b). 15 (c) A permittee shall comply with the terms and conditions of a permit or a 16 modifying compliance order issued by the department under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249. 17 (d) The department shall ensure that permits issued, modified, amended, 18 renewed, or revoked and reissued under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 comply with all 19 applicable federal, state, and local requirements. 20 (e) If the federal administrator exempts a source from the requirements of 21 42 U.S.C. 7661a(a) (Clean Air Act, sec.502(a)), the commissioner, by regulation, shall 22 consider the factors used by the administrator in reaching that determination and shall 23 issue a similar determination unless public health or air quality effects provide a 24 reasonable basis to regulate the source. 25 Sec. 46.03.154. FACILITIES REQUIRING PERMITS. (a) Before 26 constructing, installing, modifying, reconstructing, or establishing a facility, the owner 27 and operator shall obtain a construction permit from the department if the facility is 28 any one of the following: 29 (1) a new facility that emits or has the potential to emit 250 tons per 30 year (TPY) or more of a regulated air contaminant; 31 (2) a new facility of a type classified under AS 46.03.150 that emits
01 or has the potential to emit 100 TPY or more of a regulated air contaminant; 02 (3) a new facility of a type classified under AS 46.03.150 03 (A) as having the potential to violate the ambient air quality 04 standards; or 05 (B) under a finding by the department that public health or air 06 quality effects provide a reasonable basis to regulate the source; 07 (4) a new facility that emits or has the potential to emit 10 TPY or 08 more of a hazardous air contaminant or 25 TPY or more, in the aggregate, of two or 09 more hazardous air contaminants; 10 (5) an existing facility for which 11 (A) a modification is proposed that would increase actual 12 emissions of an air contaminant by an amount equal to or greater than the 13 emission quantity set out in regulations adopted under AS 46.03.140 or 14 46.03.156; or 15 (B) reconstruction is proposed. 16 (b) The owner and operator of a facility shall obtain an operating permit from 17 the department if the facility is a facility subject to (a) of this section or a facility that 18 (1) emits or has the potential to emit 100 TPY or more of a regulated 19 contaminant; 20 (2) emits or has the potential to emit 10 TPY or more of a hazardous 21 air contaminant or 25 TPY or more, in the aggregate, of two or more hazardous air 22 contaminants; 23 (3) contains a source subject to federal new source performance 24 standards under 42 U.S.C. 7411 (Clean Air Act, sec. 111) or national emission 25 standards for hazardous air pollutants issued under 42 U.S.C. 7412 (Clean Air Act, sec. 26 112); or 27 (4) contains another stationary source designated by 28 (A) the federal administrator by regulation; or 29 (B) the department under a finding that public health or air 30 quality effects provide a reasonable basis to regulate the source. 31 Sec. 46.03.156. EMISSION CONTROL PERMIT PROGRAM
01 REGULATIONS. (a) The department shall adopt regulations to address all 02 substantive and procedural elements of the emission control permit program established 03 under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 that are not addressed in statute, except elements that 04 relate only to the internal management of the department and do not affect the public 05 or govern the way the department deals with the public. The regulations must be 06 reasonable and adequate, and provide flexibility in the operation of a facility consistent 07 with 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air Act), as amended, and applicable federal 08 regulations. The regulations must include 09 (1) a standard permit application form that meets the requirements of 10 federal regulations adopted under 42 U.S.C. 7661a(b) (Clean Air Act, sec. 502(b)); 11 (2) procedures for preparation and submission of a monitoring, 12 reporting, and quality assurance plan and, if required, a compliance schedule describing 13 how a permitted facility will comply with the applicable requirements of 14 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249; 15 (3) procedures for 16 (A) specifying when permit applications and renewal requests 17 are to be submitted; 18 (B) specifying the time duration for department review of permit 19 applications; 20 (C) processing and reviewing an application; 21 (D) providing public notice, including opportunity for public 22 comment and hearing; and 23 (E) issuing permits, including procedures for issuing permits for 24 temporary operations or open burn activities; 25 (4) reasonable standard permit conditions, including conditions for 26 (A) emission standards and limitations; 27 (B) monitoring, record keeping, and reporting for facilities 28 subject to AS 46.03.154; 29 (C) inspection and entry; 30 (D) certification of corporate or other business organization 31 reports;
01 (E) annual certification of compliance; 02 (F) excess emission or process deviation reporting; and 03 (G) equipment malfunctions and emergencies; 04 (5) fees and procedures for collecting fees; 05 (6) provisions addressing late payment or nonpayment of fees, which 06 may include assessment of penalties and interest or refusal to issue, amend, modify, 07 or renew an air quality control permit; 08 (7) the duration of permits; 09 (8) procedures for modifying or amending a permit that provide 10 flexibility in the operation of the facility, including procedures to allow changes to a 11 permitted facility without requiring a permit modification, consistent with the purposes 12 of AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 and with 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air Act); 13 (9) reasonable provisions for renewing, reopening, revoking and 14 reissuing, and terminating a permit consistent with the purposes of AS 46.03.140 - 15 46.03.249 and 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air Act); 16 (10) provisions allowing for physical or operational limitations that will 17 reduce a facility's emissions to levels below those that would make the facility subject 18 to part or all of AS 46.03.152 and 46.03.154; 19 (11) provisions authorizing facility operation while a permit application 20 is pending, consistent with 42 U.S.C. 7661b(d) (Clean Air Act, sec. 503(d)); 21 (12) provisions for ensuring that compliance with an operating permit 22 issued under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 will be considered to be compliance with 42 23 U.S.C. 7661a (Clean Air Act, sec. 502) and other provisions of state or federal law 24 specifically provided for by the department consistent with 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q 25 (Clean Air Act) and regulations adopted under state and federal law; and 26 (13) provisions allowing for certification of inspectors who evaluate 27 compliance with the terms and conditions of a permit, order, regulation, or other 28 provision of law authorized under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249. 29 (b) The absence of, or the department's failure to adopt, a regulation under this 30 section does not relieve a person from compliance with a permit issued under 31 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 and with other provisions of law, including emission control
01 requirements. 02 Sec. 46.03.158. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS REGARDING PERMITS. (a) 03 Except as provided in AS 46.03.167 or in regulations adopted under 04 AS 46.03.156(a)(6), after receipt of a complete application, and after notice and 05 opportunity for public comment and hearing, the department shall issue or deny 06 (1) a construction permit within 30 days after the close of the public 07 comment period; 08 (2) an operating permit, other than a general operating permit or 09 temporary operating permit, within 12 months after receipt of the complete application 10 by the department. 11 (b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, the department may establish a phased 12 schedule for acting on operating permit applications submitted within 12 months 13 following the date on which the federal administrator approves the state program under 14 42 U.S.C. 7661a(d), or within 12 months after the date on which the facility becomes 15 subject to AS 46.03.154(b). A phased schedule must ensure that at least one-third of 16 the applications submitted during the first 12 months of the state's operation of its 17 permit program after federal approval will be acted on by the department during each 18 of the next three 12-month periods. 19 (c) Failure by the department to act within the time limits established in or 20 under (a) or (b) of this section is considered to be a final agency action, but only for 21 the purpose of judicial review to determine whether the court will require that action 22 be taken by the department. 23 (d) The department shall give priority to the issuance of permits for new 24 facilities and modifications of existing facilities. 25 * Sec. 3. AS 46.03 is amended by adding new sections to read: 26 Sec. 46.03.161. AUTHORITY OF DEPARTMENT IN CASES OF 27 EMERGENCY. (a) When the commissioner finds that facts and circumstances 28 necessitate emergency use of an unpermitted source or emergency use of a permitted 29 source in a manner not authorized by the permit, the commissioner may waive 30 procedural requirements of AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 and may authorize emergency 31 use of the source. When acting under this section, the commissioner shall impose
01 conditions necessary to protect human health, welfare, and the environment and may 02 impose other conditions the commissioner finds necessary and appropriate. 03 (b) An authorization issued under this section automatically terminates within 04 a reasonable time after abatement of the emergency, subject to a maximum of 30 days 05 from the date of issuance. However, the commissioner may reissue an authorization, 06 if warranted, that may remain in effect for up to another 30 days. An authorization 07 may be reissued more than once. 08 (c) The commissioner may delegate the commissioner's authority under this 09 section to deputy commissioners and division directors in the department. 10 Sec. 46.03.163. REVIEW OF PERMIT ACTION. If aggrieved by a permit 11 action under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249, the owner and operator, a person who 12 participated in the public comment process, or a person who has a private, substantive, 13 legally protected interest under state law that may be adversely affected by the permit 14 action may request an adjudicatory hearing under the department's adjudicatory hearing 15 procedures. After the issuance of an adjudicatory hearing decision, a party to the 16 hearing may obtain judicial review of that decision as provided in the Alaska Rules of 17 Appellate Procedure. 18 Sec. 46.03.165. GENERAL OPERATING PERMITS. After notice and 19 opportunity for public comment and hearing, the department may, unless the permit 20 is disapproved by the federal administrator, establish a general operating permit that 21 would be applicable to all facilities determined by the department to be similar in 22 source structure. A general operating permit must contain provisions that meet the 23 requirements of AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 that are applicable to operating permits. A 24 general operating permit issued to a particular person takes effect when the person's 25 application is determined to be complete unless the department notifies the applicant 26 that the general permit is not applicable to the person's facility. 27 Sec. 46.03.167. OBJECTION BY FEDERAL ADMINISTRATOR. (a) An 28 operating permit may not be issued under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 until the federal 29 administrator approves the permit, or until 45 days after a copy of the final draft 30 permit has been provided by the department to the federal administrator, whichever is 31 earlier. If, during the 45-day period, the federal administrator files an objection with
01 the department, the department shall notify the applicant of the objection. The 02 department may not issue the permit until the objection is resolved or the permit is 03 revised to meet the objection of the federal administrator. Upon request of an 04 applicant, the department shall assist the applicant in an effort to resolve promptly an 05 objection by the federal administrator. 06 (b) Within 60 days after the close of the 45-day period under (a) of this 07 section and in accordance with procedures established in federal regulations adopted 08 under 42 U.S.C. 7661d(b)(2) (Clean Air Act, sec. 505(b)(2)), a person may petition the 09 federal administrator to file an objection to the permit. 10 (c) Regulations adopted under AS 46.03.156(a)(11) may provide that while a 11 petition under (b) of this section is pending, compliance with an operating permit 12 issued under (a) of this section is considered to be compliance with AS 46.03.140 - 13 46.03.249 insofar as those sections require an operating permit. 14 Sec. 46.03.169. RESPONSIBILITIES OF OWNER AND OPERATOR. 15 Notwithstanding use of the conjunctive or disjunctive in a provision of AS 46.03.140 - 16 46.03.249, before issuance of a permit under AS 46.03.158 both the owner and 17 operator of a facility are responsible for compliance with AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 18 and regulations adopted under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249. If the owner and operator 19 of the facility are separate persons, only one person is required to discharge a specific 20 responsibility. Subsequent to issuance of a permit under AS 46.03.158, only the 21 permittee is responsible for permitted operations. The permittee shall have a 22 designated agent for service of process in the state. 23 * Sec. 4. AS 46.03 is amended by adding new sections to read: 24 Sec. 46.03.171. PERMIT ADMINISTRATION FEES. (a) The owner or 25 operator of a facility who is required to apply for a permit under AS 46.03.154 shall 26 pay to the department all assessed permit administration fees established under (b) of 27 this section except that the person named in a permit issued under AS 46.03.158 shall 28 pay assessed permit administration fees incurred after the date the permit is issued. 29 (b) The department shall establish by regulation a permit administration fee 30 rate. The rate shall be set on the basis of dollars per hour of service provided for a 31 specific permittee. The department may periodically modify a fee rate to reflect
01 increases or decreases in the actual reasonable costs of providing the services. The 02 department shall assess permit administration fees on a periodic basis after service is 03 rendered, but the department may assess a retainer toward this fee at the time work 04 commences on a permit application or at the time departmental services are requested 05 for the development of a permit application. 06 (c) For purposes of this section, "permit administration fees" are fees assessed 07 to recover costs incurred by the department for the following services to a specific 08 facility that are performed in order to implement the permit program established under 09 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249: 10 (1) providing preapplication consultation, assistance, and completeness 11 review of applications for a permit, permit amendment, permit modification, or 12 renewal; 13 (2) reviewing or assisting in preparation of facility specific permit 14 support documents, including on-site evaluations; 15 (3) receiving, reviewing, preparing, processing, and issuing permits, 16 permit amendments, modifications, reopenings, renewals and revocations, and 17 reissuance; 18 (4) preparing general operating permits under AS 46.03.165; however, 19 costs must be allocated on an equitable basis to each facility covered by the general 20 operating permit; 21 (5) performing facility inspections and compliance evaluations; 22 (6) reviewing, compiling, and reporting facility specific emission, 23 ambient monitoring, or process measurement data; 24 (7) preparing, evaluating, or processing plans or documents to obtain 25 facility compliance or rectify noncompliance with permit terms and conditions, but not 26 including any enforcement actions; and 27 (8) assessing and collecting delinquent permit administration fees and 28 emission fees. 29 Sec. 46.03.172. EMISSION FEES. (a) A person named as permittee in a 30 permit issued under AS 46.03.158 shall pay to the department all assessed emission 31 fees established under this section.
01 (b) The department shall establish by regulation an emission fee rate. The rate 02 shall be set on the basis of dollars per ton of air contaminant emitted. The department 03 shall assess emission fees annually on or before July 1 based on a facility's estimated 04 assessable emissions for the subsequent fiscal year. The department may allow 05 installment payments of assessed emission fees. 06 (c) For a facility that begins operation during a fiscal year, the department 07 shall prorate the first year's fee to cover the time period occurring before the next 08 annual payment date. The owner or operator shall pay the initial emission fee upon 09 commencement of lawful facility operation unless authorized to pay by installments 10 under (b) of this section. The first year's emission fee may not duplicate a fee paid 11 by a permittee under AS 44.46.025 for the same sources for the same time period. If 12 the fees would otherwise be duplicative, the department shall provide a credit toward 13 the emission fee in the amount of the unused balance of the fee collected under 14 AS 44.46.025. The unused balance to be credited shall be based on prorating the total 15 original fee under AS 44.46.025 for the time period for which an emission fee applies. 16 (d) The department shall design the emission fee rate to distribute the total 17 annual incurred costs described under (h) of this section in a manner so that each 18 permittee is assessed an annual emission fee that reflects an equitable apportionment 19 of the fees paid by each facility type, size, or category. In making an apportionment 20 under (f) of this section, the department shall consider factors such as exemptions or 21 reduced rates for small amounts of emissions, limits upon assessable emissions, 22 exempting small business facilities from the costs of the small business assistance 23 program established under AS 46.03.176, air pollution prevention efforts, and other 24 factors that may ensure fair distribution of the costs described under (h) of this section. 25 (e) The department shall set the initial fee rate for the first two years following 26 approval of the permit program under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 by the federal 27 administrator on the basis of dollars per ton of assessable emissions. In calculating 28 assessable emissions for the purpose of this subsection, the department may not include 29 an amount in excess of 4,000 tons per year of an air contaminant not defined as a 30 regulated pollutant under 42 U.S.C. 7661a(b)(3)(B)(ii) (Clean Air Act, sec. 502 31 (b)(3)(B)(ii)).
01 (f) After the two years described in (e) of this section, the department shall set 02 the emission fee rate in regulation to implement the policy established in (d) of this 03 section. The department shall base the regulation on the findings of a report, which 04 the department shall make available to the public with proper notice before adoption 05 of the regulation, that examines 06 (1) fees assessed; 07 (2) alternative fee rates or formulas; 08 (3) types, sizes, or categories of facilities, their respective emission 09 quantities, and their previous or proposed fee burden; 10 (4) apparent inequities encountered in the initial fee rate; 11 (5) total costs incurred or anticipated to be incurred under (h) of this 12 section; and 13 (6) other factors that ensure fair distribution of the costs described in 14 (h) of this section. 15 (g) The department shall periodically, and at least every three years, evaluate 16 the fee rate set under this section to determine if it is responsive to the policy 17 established in (d) of this section and shall provide its findings in a report. 18 (h) In this section, 19 (1) "assessable emission" means the quantity of each air contaminant 20 for which emission fees are assessed and is the lesser of 21 (A) the annual rate of emissions, in tons per year, of each air 22 contaminant authorized by the facility's operating permit; or 23 (B) the projected annual rate of emissions, in tons per year, of 24 each air contaminant by the facility based upon previous actual annual 25 emissions if the permittee can demonstrate to the department its previous actual 26 annual rate of emissions through monitoring, modelling, calculations, or other 27 method acceptable to the department; 28 (2) "emission fees" mean fees assessed to recover costs incurred by the 29 department for execution of the permit program established under AS 46.03.140 - 30 46.03.249 that are generally not associated with service provided to a specific facility; 31 the costs may include rent, utilities, permit program management, administrative and
01 accounting services, and other costs as identified by the department in regulations. 02 Sec. 46.03.173. CLEAN AIR PROTECTION FUND. (a) The clean air 03 protection fund is established. The fund consists of 04 (1) fees, penalties, and interest collected by the department under 05 AS 46.03.171 and 46.03.172 and under regulations authorized by AS 46.03.156, as 06 required by 42 U.S.C. 7661a(b)(3)(C)(iii) (Clean Air Act, sec. 502(b)(3)(C)(iii)) for 07 state participation in the federal emission control permit program; and 08 (2) appropriations to the fund. 09 (b) The money deposited into the clean air protection fund under (a)(1) of this 10 section may only be used to cover the reasonable direct and indirect costs required to 11 support the permit program under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 and the activities of the 12 small business assistance program that are directed at facilities subject to 13 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249, not including court costs or other costs associated with an 14 enforcement action. 15 Sec. 46.03.175. SPECIAL ACCOUNT. Civil or criminal penalties, fines, 16 assessments, or damages, and interest, attorney fees, and costs collected as a result of 17 a violation relating to AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 shall be deposited in the general fund 18 and credited to a special account called the "clean air protection account." 19 Sec. 46.03.176. SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. (a) A small 20 business assistance program is established in the department. The department shall 21 include the program in the state air quality control plan developed under 42 U.S.C. 22 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air Act). 23 (b) The small business assistance program shall, by regulation, meet the 24 requirements of 42 U.S.C. 7661f(a) (Clean Air Act, sec. 507(a)), including the 25 requirement that a small business advocate be designated. 26 (c) Except as provided in AS 46.03.178(b), the department shall provide 27 assistance as described in (b) of this section to a requesting facility that is not a small 28 business concern as defined in 15 U.S.C. 631 but that is subject to the requirements 29 of AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 if the legislature appropriates money from the general 30 fund for this purpose. 31 Sec. 46.03.178. POWER TO LIMIT SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
01 PROGRAM. (a) After consultation with the federal administrator and the 02 administrator of the United States Small Business Administration and after providing 03 notice and opportunity for public hearing, the department may exclude from the scope 04 of the small business assistance program established in AS 46.03.176 a category or 05 subcategory of small business facilities that the department finds to have sufficient 06 technical and financial capabilities to meet the requirements of AS 46.03.140 - 07 46.03.249 and federal law without the assistance provided under AS 46.03.176 - 08 46.03.179. 09 (b) Nothing in AS 46.03.176(c) precludes the department from excluding a 10 business facility or category of business facilities that the department finds to have 11 sufficient technical and financial capabilities to meet the requirements of 12 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 without assistance from the department. 13 Sec. 46.03.179. COMPLIANCE ADVISORY PANEL. (a) There is 14 established in the department a compliance advisory panel. 15 (b) The panel consists of 16 (1) two members who are not owners or representatives of owners of 17 small business facilities, selected by the governor to represent the general public; 18 (2) one member selected by the commissioner to represent the 19 department; and 20 (3) four members who are owners or representatives of owners of small 21 business facilities, selected as follows: 22 (A) one shall be selected by the president of the senate and one 23 shall be selected by the speaker of the house; 24 (B) if there are members of the senate who are not part of the 25 majority caucus of the senate, the leader of the largest nonmajority group shall 26 select a panel member; if all members of the senate are in the majority caucus, 27 then the president of the senate shall select a second panel member in addition 28 to the selection authorized under (A) of this paragraph; 29 (C) if there are members of the house who are not part of the 30 majority caucus of the house, the leader of the largest nonmajority group shall 31 select a panel member; if all members of the house are in the majority caucus,
01 then the speaker of the house shall select a second panel member in addition 02 to the selection authorized under (A) of this paragraph. 03 (c) The panel members shall serve without compensation but are entitled to 04 transportation expenses and per diem as authorized for members of boards and 05 commissions under AS 39.20.180. 06 (d) The compliance advisory panel shall 07 (1) elect a chair and agree upon procedures by which the panel will 08 function; 09 (2) meet annually and at the call of the chair and give public notice of 10 panel meetings as required under AS 44.62.310 - 44.62.312; 11 (3) prepare advisory opinions concerning the effectiveness of the small 12 business assistance program, difficulties encountered in making the program efficient 13 and effective, and degree of enforcement and severity of air pollution offenses; 14 (4) make periodic reports to the administrator concerning the 15 compliance of the small business assistance program with requirements of 44 U.S.C. 16 3501 (Paperwork Reduction Act), 5 U.S.C. 601 (Regulatory Flexibility Act), and 5 17 U.S.C. 504 (Equal Access to Justice Act); 18 (5) review information designed to assist small business facilities in 19 complying with AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 to ensure that the information is 20 understandable by the public; and 21 (6) use the assistance of the small business advocate designated under 22 AS 46.03.176(b) in the development and dissemination of panel reports and advisory 23 opinions. 24 * Sec. 5. AS 46.03 is amended by adding a new section to read: 25 Sec. 46.03.185. AIR POLLUTION FROM OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF 26 ACTIVITIES. (a) The department shall seek delegation of authority from the federal 27 administrator to implement and enforce the terms and provisions of 42 U.S.C. 7627 28 (Clean Air Act, sec. 328) for the Pacific and Arctic Ocean areas offshore of the state. 29 The department may adopt regulations that are necessary to acquire this delegated 30 authority. 31 (b) In adopting regulations under this section, the department shall ensure that
01 facilities located within 25 miles of the seaward boundary of the state are subject to 02 the same air quality control requirements that would be applicable if the facility were 03 located in the corresponding onshore area. For purposes of this subsection, facilities 04 located within 25 miles of the seaward boundary of the state include a vessel servicing 05 or associated with the facility while at the facility or en route to or from the facility 06 and within 25 miles of the facility. 07 (c) In this section, "corresponding onshore area" means, with respect to a 08 facility located within 25 miles of the seaward boundary of the state, the onshore 09 attainment or nonattainment area that is closest to the facility, unless the commissioner 10 determines that another area with more stringent requirements relating to control and 11 abatement of air pollution may reasonably be expected to be affected by emissions 12 from the offshore facility; this determination shall be based on the potential for air 13 contaminants from the facility to reach the other onshore area and the potential of the 14 air contaminants to affect the efforts of the other onshore area to attain or maintain a 15 federal ambient air quality standard set under 42 U.S.C. 7470 - 7492 (Title I, Part C, 16 Clean Air Act) or a state equivalent. 17 * Sec. 6. AS 46.03 is amended by adding new sections to read: 18 Sec. 46.03.212. LOCAL AIR QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAMS. (a) With 19 the approval of the department, a municipality may establish and administer within its 20 jurisdiction a local air quality control program that operates in lieu of and is consistent 21 with all or part of the department's air quality program as established under 22 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249. A first or second class borough may administer an air 23 quality control program approved by the department under this subsection on an 24 areawide basis and is not subject to the restrictions for acquiring additional areawide 25 powers specified in AS 29.35.300 - 29.35.350. A third class borough may administer 26 a local air quality control program approved by the department under this subsection 27 only in a service area formed under AS 29.35.490(b) or (c). 28 (b) With the approval of the department, two or more municipalities or other 29 entities may create a local air quality district for the purpose of jointly administering 30 a local air quality control program within the boundaries of the air quality district. 31 (c) If the department finds that the location, character, or extent of particular
01 concentrations of population, air contaminant sources, the geographic, topographic, or 02 meteorological considerations, or a combination of these factors make impracticable 03 the maintenance of appropriate levels of air quality without an areawide air pollution 04 control program, the department may determine the boundaries within which a local 05 air quality control program is necessary and direct that a local air quality control 06 program spanning those boundaries is the only acceptable alternative to direct state 07 administration. 08 (d) A municipality or a local air quality district seeking department approval 09 for a local air quality control program shall enter into a cooperative agreement with 10 the department that is designed to avoid unnecessary duplication of responsibilities. 11 The cooperative agreement must include provisions specifying 12 (1) the respective duties and authority of the department and the 13 municipality or local air quality district in the administration of the local air quality 14 control program; 15 (2) the authority of the municipality or the local air quality district to 16 employ staff to administer the local air quality control program; 17 (3) duties of staff employed under (2) of this subsection; 18 (4) respective enforcement responsibilities of the department and the 19 municipality or the local air quality district. 20 (e) A local air quality control program shall provide for the exemption of a 21 locally registered motor vehicle from motor vehicle emission requirements adopted 22 under AS 46.03.190 if the motor vehicle is not used within the program's jurisdiction. 23 (f) A municipality or a local air quality district administering a program under 24 this section shall administer its local air quality control program according to 25 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249, regulations adopted under those sections, and its cooperative 26 agreement under (d) of this section. A municipality or local air quality district's 27 program may, upon a finding by the local agency and an affirmative agreement by the 28 department, establish a more stringent requirement than the stationary source permit 29 program authorized under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 if public health or air quality 30 effects warrant the additional or more stringent requirement. This subsection does not 31 prohibit a municipality or local air quality control district from establishing a mobile
01 source program more stringent than the state program without making findings of 02 public health or air quality effects. 03 (g) A determination, order, permit, or permit action issued under a local air 04 quality control program is considered to be a determination, order, permit, or permit 05 action of the department. 06 (h) Notwithstanding any other law or rule of law, the department may not 07 delegate or enable another department or government entity to establish fee rates or 08 collect fees under AS 46.03.171 or 46.03.172. 09 Sec. 46.03.214. INADEQUACY OF LOCAL PROGRAM. (a) If a 10 municipality or a local air quality district has an approved local air quality control 11 program under AS 46.03.212 and the department determines that the program is being 12 implemented in a manner that fails to meet the terms of the cooperative agreement or 13 is otherwise being inappropriately administered, the department shall give written 14 notice setting out its determination to the municipality or local air quality district. 15 Within 45 days after giving written notice, the department shall conduct a public 16 hearing on the matter. The hearing shall be recorded by any means that ensures an 17 accurate record. 18 (b) If, after the hearing, the department upholds the determination made in the 19 written notice, the department shall provide the municipality or local air quality district 20 with a written finding setting out the nature of the deficiencies and a description of the 21 necessary action to be taken to ensure that the local air quality control program 22 prevents or controls air pollution. The department shall provide its finding to the 23 municipality or district within 45 days after closure of the public hearing record. The 24 department shall set a reasonable period of time for the municipality or local air 25 quality district to take corrective action in response to the department's finding. 26 (c) If the municipality or local air quality district fails to take corrective action 27 within the time period set by the department under (b) of this section, the department 28 shall terminate the cooperative agreement and resume management of air quality 29 control in the affected jurisdiction. If the municipality or the local air quality district 30 partially remedies, to the department's satisfaction, the deficiencies found in the 31 determination, the department shall amend the cooperative agreement to reflect a
01 modified allocation of responsibilities between the department and municipality or the 02 local air quality district. 03 (d) A municipality or local air quality district that has had its cooperative 04 agreement terminated may, with the department's approval, resume a local air quality 05 control program if the municipality or district agrees to comply with AS 46.03.212 and 06 with any corrective action plan required by the department. 07 (e) If the department finds that control of a particular class of facility or 08 source, because of its complexity or magnitude, is beyond the reasonable capability of 09 the municipality or the local air quality district or may be more efficiently and 10 economically controlled at the state level, the department may assume and retain 11 jurisdiction over the class of facility or source. Classifications under this subsection 12 may be based on the nature of facilities or sources involved, their size relative to the 13 size of the communities in which they are located, or another basis established by the 14 department. 15 * Sec. 7. AS 46.03.230 is repealed and reenacted to read: 16 Sec. 46.03.230. STATE AND FEDERAL AID. (a) A municipality or local air 17 quality district with a local air quality control program may apply for, receive, 18 administer, and spend state aid for the control of air emissions or the development and 19 administration of the program if an application is first submitted to and approved by 20 the department. Subject to available money appropriated by the legislature for the 21 purpose of this section, the department may approve an application if it is consistent 22 with the terms and conditions of the applicable cooperative agreement and meets the 23 requirements of AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249. 24 (b) A municipality or local air quality district with a local air quality control 25 program may apply for, receive, administer, and spend federal aid for the control of 26 air emissions or the development and administration of the program. 27 * Sec. 8. AS 46.03 is amended by adding a new section to read: 28 Sec. 46.03.249. DEFINITIONS. Notwithstanding AS 46.03.900, in 29 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249, 30 (1) "air contaminant" means a regulated air contaminant or a hazardous 31 air contaminant;
01 (2) "ambient air" means that portion of the atmosphere, external to 02 buildings, to which the general public has access; 03 (3) "ambient air quality standard" means a standard, other than an 04 emission standard, adopted under AS 46.03.140, 46.03.156, 46.03.212(f), or 42 U.S.C. 05 7409 (Clean Air Act, sec. 109); 06 (4) "construct" or "construction" means to fabricate, erect, or install, or 07 to make a physical change, that would result in emissions; 08 (5) "construction permit" means a permit under AS 46.03.154(a); 09 (6) "contaminant outlet" includes exhaust stacks, flares, vents, and other 10 openings in a facility from which an air contaminant could be emitted; 11 (7) "emission" means a release of one or more air contaminants to the 12 atmosphere; 13 (8) "emission limitation" and "emission standard" mean a requirement 14 established by the department or the federal administrator, other than an ambient air 15 quality standard, that limits the quantity, rate, or concentration of emission of an air 16 contaminant, including a requirement relating to the operation or maintenance of a 17 source to ensure sustained emission reduction, and design, equipment, work practice, 18 or operational standard adopted under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 or 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 19 7671q (Clean Air Act); 20 (9) "facility" means one or more structures, buildings, installations, or 21 properties upon which a source or sources are located, that are contiguous or adjacent, 22 and that are owned or operated by the same person or by persons under common 23 control; 24 (10) "federal administrator" means the administrator of the United 25 States Environmental Protection Agency; 26 (11) "fugitive emissions" means emissions of an air contaminant that 27 could not reasonably be emitted from a contaminant outlet; 28 (12) "hazardous air contaminant" means a pollutant listed in or under 29 42 U.S.C. 7412(b) (Clean Air Act, sec. 112(b)); 30 (13) "local air quality control program" means a program authorized 31 under AS 46.03.212 to implement some or all of the provisions of AS 46.03.140 -
01 46.03.249; 02 (14) "modification" or "modify" means to make a change or a series 03 of changes in operation, or any physical change or addition to a facility or source, that 04 increases the actual emissions of an air contaminant; 05 (15) "operating permit" means a permit under AS 46.03.154(b); 06 (16) "operator" means a person or persons who direct, control, or 07 supervise a facility or source that has the potential to emit an air contaminant to the 08 atmosphere; 09 (17) "owner" means a person or persons with a proprietary or 10 possessory interest in a facility or source that has the potential to emit an air 11 contaminant to the atmosphere; 12 (18) "person" has the meaning given in AS 01.10.060 and also includes 13 an agency of the United States, a municipality, the University of Alaska, the Alaska 14 Railroad Corporation, and other departments, agencies, instrumentalities, units, and 15 corporate authorities of the state; 16 (19) "potential to emit" means the maximum quantity of a release of 17 an air contaminant, considering a facility's physical or operation and design, based on 18 continual operation of all sources within the facility for 24 hours a day, 365 days a 19 year, reduced by the effect of pollution control equipment and approved state or 20 federal limitations on the capacity of the facility's sources or the facility to emit an air 21 contaminant, including limitations such as restrictions on hours or rates of operation 22 and type or amount of material combusted, stored, or processed; "potential to emit" 23 does not include 24 (A) a one-time, accidental release of an air contaminant; or 25 (B) the fugitive emissions specifically exempted under the 26 department's regulations; 27 (20) "reconstruct" means to replace components of a facility with new 28 components to such an extent that the fixed capital cost of the new components 29 exceeds 50 percent of the fixed capital cost that would be required to construct a 30 comparable entirely new facility; 31 (21) "regulated air contaminant" means
01 (A) a material, compound, or element for which a national or 02 state ambient air quality standard has been adopted; 03 (B) oxides of nitrogen; 04 (C) a volatile organic compound; and 05 (D) a pollutant that is addressed by a standard adopted under 06 42 U.S.C. 7411 - 7412 (Clean Air Act, sec. 111 - 112); 07 (22) "small business facility" means a facility that 08 (A) is owned or operated by a person who employs 100 or 09 fewer individuals; 10 (B) is a small business concern as defined in 15 U.S.C. 631 11 (Small Business Act); and 12 (C) emits less than 100 TPY of regulated air contaminants; 13 (23) "source" means a device, process, activity, or equipment that 14 causes, or could cause, a release of an air contaminant; 15 (24) "TPY" means tons per year. 16 * Sec. 9. AS 46.03.760(a) is amended to read: 17 (a) Except as provided in (f) of this section, a [A] person who violates or 18 causes or permits to be violated a provision of this chapter [OTHER THAN 19 AS 46.03.250 - 46.03.314,] or a provision of AS 46.04 or AS 46.09, or a regulation, 20 a lawful order of the department, or a permit, approval, or acceptance, or term or 21 condition of a permit, approval, or acceptance issued under this chapter or AS 46.04 22 or AS 46.09 is liable, in a civil action, to the state for a sum to be assessed by the 23 court of not less than $500 nor more than $100,000 for the initial violation, nor more 24 than $5,000 for each day after that on which the violation continues, and that shall 25 reflect, when applicable, 26 (1) reasonable compensation in the nature of liquidated damages for 27 any adverse environmental effects caused by the violation, which shall be determined 28 by the court according to the toxicity, degradability and dispersal characteristics of the 29 substance discharged, the sensitivity of the receiving environment, and the degree to 30 which the discharge degrades existing environmental quality; 31 (2) reasonable costs incurred by the state in detection, investigation, and
01 attempted correction of the violation; 02 (3) the economic savings realized by the person in not complying with 03 the requirement for which a violation is charged. 04 * Sec. 10. AS 46.03.760(f) is amended to read: 05 (f) A person who violates or causes or permits to be violated a provision of 06 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.245, 46.03.250 - 46.03.314 [AS 46.03.250 - 46.03.314], or a 07 regulation, a lawful order of the department, or a permit, approval, or acceptance, or 08 term or condition of a permit, approval, or acceptance issued under AS 46.03.140 - 09 46.03.245 or 46.03.250 - 46.03.314 [AS 46.03.250 - 46.03.314] is liable, in a civil 10 action, to the state for a sum to be assessed by the court of not less than $500 nor 11 more than $100,000 for the initial violation, nor more than $10,000 for each day after 12 that on which the violation continues, and that shall reflect, when applicable, 13 (1) reasonable compensation in the nature of liquidated damages for 14 any adverse environmental effects caused by the violation, that shall be determined by 15 the court according to the toxicity, degradability and dispersal characteristics of the 16 substance discharged, the sensitivity of the receiving environment, and the degree to 17 which the discharge degrades existing environmental quality; 18 (2) reasonable costs incurred by the state in detection, investigation, and 19 attempted correction of the violation; 20 (3) the economic savings realized by the person in not complying with 21 the requirement for which a violation is charged; and 22 (4) the need for an enhanced civil penalty to deter future 23 noncompliance. 24 * Sec. 11. AS 46.03.790(a) is amended to read: 25 (a) Except as provided in AS 46.03.791 or (d) of this section, a person is 26 guilty of a class A misdemeanor if the person with criminal negligence 27 (1) violates a provision of this chapter, AS 46.04, or AS 46.09, a 28 regulation or order of the department, or a permit, approval, or acceptance, or a term 29 or condition of a permit, approval, or acceptance issued under this chapter, AS 46.04, 30 or AS 46.09; 31 (2) fails to provide information or provides false information required
01 by AS 46.03.755, AS 46.04, or AS 46.09, or by a regulation adopted by the 02 department under AS 46.03.755, AS 46.04, or AS 46.09; or 03 (3) makes a false statement or representation in an application, label, 04 manifest, record, report, permit, or other document filed, maintained, or used for 05 purposes of compliance with AS 46.03.250 - 46.03.314 applicable to hazardous wastes 06 or a regulation adopted by the department under AS 46.03.250 - 46.03.314. 07 * Sec. 12. AS 46.03 is amended by adding a new section to read: 08 Sec. 46.03.791. CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR AIR POLLUTION. (a) After 09 receiving a certified notice from the department that the conduct may be punishable 10 by criminal sanctions, a person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if the person, with 11 criminal negligence, 12 (1) fails to provide material information or provides false material 13 information, or makes a false material statement or certification in an application, 14 notice, record, report, permit, or other document filed, maintained, or used for purposes 15 of compliance with AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 or a regulation adopted under those 16 sections; 17 (2) falsifies, disables, or fails to install a monitoring device required to 18 be maintained under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249, a regulation adopted under those 19 sections, or a permit issued by the department or a local air quality control program 20 under those sections; 21 (3) violates a material condition of a permit issued under 22 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 and the violation is not otherwise described in (1) or (2) of 23 this subsection. 24 (b) A person is guilty of a class A felony if the person knowingly releases, or 25 causes to be released into the ambient air, an air contaminant without a permit issued 26 under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249, or in excess of permitted levels, and knows at the 27 time that the release places another person in imminent danger of death or serious 28 bodily injury. 29 (c) A person is guilty of a class C felony if that person recklessly releases or 30 causes to be released into the ambient air an air contaminant without a permit issued 31 under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 or in excess of permitted levels and thereby recklessly
01 places another person in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury. 02 (d) A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if that person with criminal 03 negligence emits or causes to be emitted air contaminants without a permit required 04 under AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 unless the emission is otherwise authorized under 05 AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.249 or 42 U.S.C. 7401 - 7671q (Clean Air Act). 06 (e) Each day on which a violation described in this section occurs is 07 considered a separate violation. 08 (f) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution that the conduct charged was 09 freely consented to by the person endangered and that the danger and conduct charged 10 were reasonably foreseeable hazards of 11 (1) an occupation, a business, or a profession; or 12 (2) medical treatment or medical or scientific experimentation 13 conducted by professionally approved methods and the endangered person had been 14 made aware of the risks involved before giving consent; the defendant may establish 15 an affirmative defense under this paragraph by a preponderance of the evidence. 16 (g) For purposes of (a) of this section, a person is considered to have received 17 notice if the certified notice was signed by a responsible corporate official or other 18 official who, with apparent or actual authority, represents the person. The certification 19 must include a representation that the notice will be displayed and communicated by 20 the official. 21 (h) Notwithstanding AS 12.55.035(b), upon conviction of an offense under (a) 22 of this section, a defendant who is not an organization may be sentenced to pay a fine 23 of not more than $10,000 for each separate offense. 24 (i) In this section, 25 (1) "criminal negligence" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900(a); 26 (2) "knowingly" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900(a); however, 27 in determining whether a person acted knowingly under this section, 28 (A) the person charged is responsible only for actual awareness 29 or actual belief possessed; and 30 (B) knowledge possessed by a person other than the defendant, 31 but not by the defendant, may not be attributed to the defendant; except that
01 in proving a person's possession of actual knowledge, circumstantial evidence 02 may be used, including evidence that a defendant took affirmative steps to be 03 shielded from relevant information; 04 (3) "recklessly" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900(a). 05 * Sec. 13. AS 28.10.041(a) is amended to read: 06 (a) The department may refuse to register a vehicle if 07 (1) the application contains a false or fraudulent statement; 08 (2) the applicant fails to furnish information required by the 09 department; 10 (3) the applicant is not entitled to the issuance of a certificate of title 11 or registration under this chapter; 12 (4) the vehicle is determined to be mechanically unsafe to be driven or 13 moved on a highway, vehicular way or area, or other public property in the state; 14 (5) the department has reasonable grounds to believe that the vehicle 15 was stolen or fraudulently acquired or that the granting of registration would be a fraud 16 against the rightful owner or other person having a valid lien upon the vehicle; 17 (6) the registration of the vehicle has been suspended or revoked for 18 any reason under the laws of the state; 19 (7) the required fees or taxes have not been paid; 20 (8) the vehicle or applicant fails to comply with this chapter or 21 regulations implementing this section; 22 (9) the vehicle is without a certificate of inspection required under 23 AS 28.32.010; 24 (10) the vehicle is subject to a state-approved [LOCAL] emission 25 inspection program adopted [BY MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE] under AS 46.03.190 or 26 46.03.212 [AS 46.03.210], and the vehicle does not meet the standards of that 27 program, unless the vehicle uses a fuel source that does not primarily emit carbon 28 monoxide; 29 (11) the applicant fails to certify to the department the existence of a 30 motor vehicle liability policy that complies with AS 28.22.101 for the vehicle being 31 registered unless the owner of the vehicle qualifies as a self-insurer under
01 AS 28.20.400 or is exempted from obtaining liability insurance under AS 28.22.011. 02 * Sec. 14. AS 28.10.423 is amended to read: 03 Sec. 28.10.423. EMISSION CONTROL INSPECTION PROGRAM FEES. In 04 addition to the annual registration fee specified in AS 28.10.421, a $1 fee is imposed 05 upon every vehicle required to be inspected under an emission control program 06 established under AS 46.03.190 or 46.03.212 [AS 46.03.210]. This fee shall be 07 collected at the same time and in the same manner as the registration fee. 08 * Sec. 15. AS 29.10.200 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 09 (51) AS 29.35.055 (local air quality control program). 10 * Sec. 16. AS 29.35 is amended by adding a new section to read: 11 Sec. 29.35.055. LOCAL AIR QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAM. A 12 municipality may establish a local air quality control program as provided in 13 AS 46.03.212 only if the municipality has obtained the consent of its governing body 14 through an ordinance authorizing the participation. This section applies to home rule 15 and general law municipalities. 16 * Sec. 17. AS 29.35.200(b) is amended to read: 17 (b) A first class borough may by ordinance exercise the following powers on 18 an areawide basis: 19 (1) provide transportation systems; 20 (2) provide water pollution control; 21 (3) provide air pollution control under AS 46.03.212 [IN 22 ACCORDANCE WITH AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.230]; 23 (4) license day care facilities; 24 (5) license, impound, and dispose of animals. 25 * Sec. 18. AS 29.35.210(a) is amended to read: 26 (a) A second class borough may by ordinance exercise the following powers 27 on a nonareawide basis: 28 (1) provide transportation systems; 29 (2) regulate the offering for sale, exposure for sale, sale, use, or 30 explosion of fireworks; 31 (3) license, impound, and dispose of animals;
01 (4) subject to AS 29.35.050, provide garbage, solid waste, and septic 02 waste collection and disposal; 03 (5) provide air pollution control under AS 46.03.212 [IN 04 ACCORDANCE WITH AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.230]; 05 (6) provide water pollution control; 06 (7) participate in federal or state loan programs for housing 07 rehabilitation and improvement for energy conservation; 08 (8) provide for economic development; 09 (9) provide for the acquisition and construction of local service roads 10 and trails under AS 19.30.111 - 19.30.251; 11 (10) establish an emergency services communication center under 12 AS 29.35.130; 13 (11) subject to AS 28.01.010, regulate the licensing and operation of 14 motor vehicles and operators; 15 (12) engage in activities authorized under AS 29.47.460; 16 (13) contain, clean up, or prevent a release or threatened release of oil 17 or a hazardous substance, and exercise a power granted to a municipality under 18 AS 46.04, AS 46.08, or AS 46.09; the borough shall exercise its authority under this 19 paragraph in a manner that is consistent with a regional master plan prepared by the 20 Department of Environmental Conservation under AS 46.04.210. 21 * Sec. 19. AS 29.35.210(b) is amended to read: 22 (b) A second class borough may by ordinance exercise the following powers 23 on an areawide basis: 24 (1) provide transportation systems; 25 (2) license, impound, and dispose of animals; 26 (3) provide air pollution control under AS 46.03.212 [IN 27 ACCORDANCE WITH AS 46.03.140 - 46.03.230]; 28 (4) provide water pollution control; 29 (5) license day care facilities. 30 * Sec. 20. AS 37.05.146(4) is amended by adding a new subparagraph to read: 31 (R) clean air protection fund (AS 46.03.173).
01 * Sec. 21. AS 44.46.025(a) is amended to read: 02 (a) The Department of Environmental Conservation may adopt regulations that 03 prescribe reasonable fees, and establish procedures for the collection of the fees, to 04 cover the direct costs of the following services provided by the department: 05 (1) inspections, permit administration, plan review and approval, and 06 other related services provided under AS 03.05, AS 17.20, and AS 18.35; 07 (2) certificates of inspection for motor vehicles under AS 46.03.190 08 or 46.03.212 [AIR QUALITY PERMITS UNDER AS 46.03.140 AND 46.03.160]; 09 (3) hazardous waste permits under AS 46.03.299 and 46.03.302; 10 (4) plan approvals and permits for sewerage system and treatment 11 works and wastewater disposal systems, and plan approvals for drinking water systems, 12 under AS 46.03.720; 13 (5) oil discharge financial responsibility approvals under AS 46.04.040; 14 (6) oil discharge contingency plan approvals under AS 46.04.030; 15 (7) water and wastewater operator training under AS 46.30. 16 * Sec. 22. AS 44.46.025 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 17 (c) The department may adopt regulations that prescribe reasonable fees to 18 cover the direct and indirect costs of air quality permit programs under AS 46.03.140 - 19 46.03.249 and may establish procedures for the collection of those fees. 20 * Sec. 23. AS 45.45.400(a) is amended to read: 21 (a) A person engaged in the business of selling used motor vehicles may not 22 transfer or assign the owner's title or interest in the used vehicle to a person who 23 resides in an area subject to a state-approved emission inspection [A 24 MUNICIPALITY THAT HAS AN AIR POLLUTION CONTROL] program 25 established under AS 46.03.190 or 46.03.212 [AS 46.03.210] and who intends to use 26 the vehicle in that area [MUNICIPALITY], unless the vehicle has a certificate of 27 compliance or noncompliance as required under the air pollution control requirements 28 applicable in that area [MUNICIPALITY]. 29 * Sec. 24. AS 46.35.200(4)(A) is amended to read: 30 (A) emission control [AIR EMISSIONS] permit - 31 AS 46.03.152, [AS 46.03.150,] 18 AAC 50.120;
01 * Sec. 25. AS 46.35.200(8) is amended to read: 02 (8) "state agency" means a state department, commission, board, or 03 other agency of the state; for the purposes of this chapter, "state agency" also means 04 a local or regional air pollution control authority established under AS 46.03.212 05 [AS 46.03.210]. 06 * Sec. 26. AS 46.03.170, 46.03.210, 46.03.220, and 46.03.225 are repealed. 07 * Sec. 27. AS 46.03.160 is repealed on the day after the day the federal administrator 08 approves the state's program under 42 U.S.C. 7661a(d) (Clean Air Act, sec. 502(d)). 09 * Sec. 28. REGULATIONS. The Department of Environmental Conservation may adopt 10 regulations as authorized by this Act, and other statutory authority, to implement changes 11 made by this Act. Regulations adopted under this section may not take effect until the 12 corresponding enabling statute takes effect under sec. 29 or sec. 30 of this Act. 13 * Sec. 29. Sections 1, 7, 9 - 28 and AS 46.03.152(a) and (c) - (e), 46.03.154(a)(1) - (3) and 14 (5), 46.03.156, and 46.03.158, enacted by sec. 2 of this Act; AS 46.03.161, 46.03.163, and 15 46.03.169, enacted by sec. 3 of this Act; AS 46.03.176, 46.03.178, and 46.03.179, enacted by 16 sec. 4 of this Act; AS 46.03.185, enacted by sec. 5 of this Act; and AS 46.03.212 and 17 46.03.214, enacted by sec. 6 of this Act take effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c). 18 * Sec. 30. Section 8 and AS 46.03.152(b), 46.03.154(a)(4) and (b), enacted by sec. 2 of 19 this Act; AS 46.03.165 and 46.03.167, enacted by sec. 3 of this Act; AS 46.03.171, 46.03.172, 20 46.03.173, and 46.03.175, enacted by sec. 4 of this Act, take effect on the day after the day 21 the federal administrator approves the state program under 42 U.S.C. 7661a(d) (Clean Air Act, 22 sec. 502(d)). The commissioner shall immediately notify the lieutenant governor and the 23 revisor of statutes of the day of the federal administrator's approval.