On March 15, 2013, EPA initiated reconsideration of its approval of North Dakota’s best available retrofit technology (BART) emission limits for nitrogen oxides (NOX) for three coal-fired power plant units in North Dakota. The BART was part of the State Regional Haze State Implementation Plan. EPA is holding public hearings on May 15, 2013 to accept written and oral comments on this proposed action. The public hearings will be held at the North Dakota Department of Health, Environmental Training Center in Bismarck, ND

The comment period for this action was scheduled to close on May 14, 2013. To accommodate the public hearings, EPA has extended the comment period to June 17, 2013 to allow for a full 30-day public comment period for the submission of additional public comment following the public hearings.

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