Pursuant to 40 CFR 51.102, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces a public hearing and opportunity to offer comments on a proposed revision to Florida's State Implementation Plan (SIP) under the Clean Air Act. This proposed SIP revision addresses regional haze in Florida's mandatory federal Class I areas and nearby Class I areas for the second implementation period of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Haze Rule. During the FLM consultation period, DEP received comments from the National Park Service noting that Florida's regional haze SIP has satisfied the reasonable progress requirements for Everglades National Park, although more work will need to be done in future implementation periods. Please see the attached Florida Administrate Register notice for more details.
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