Current Activities and Projects
- The Federal Clean Air Act requires states to revise their State Implementation Plans in response to changes to the federal National Ambient Air Quality Standards. In October 2015 EPA revised the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard from 75 parts per billion down to 70 parts per billion. This action triggered the submittal of an infrastructure State Implementation Plan from each state by October 2018.
South Dakota's Ozone State Implementation Plan is open for public comment through October 10, 2018. Please send any comments to Rick Boddicker online, by email at Rick.Boddicker@state.sd.us, or by mail at the following address. South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Air Quality Program, 523 E. Capitol Pierre, SD, 57501
- Fall Smoke School has been scheduled for September 25 and 26, 2018, in Ft Pierre.
- Proposed Revisions to Air Fees webpage will be used to publish any updates for the proposed increase of air fees. Public Notice has been given that the draft air fee revisions are open for public comment through October 22, 2018.
Now Available - Submit Reports Electronically: The Air Quality Program will electronically accept reports required by an air quality permit through email. To use the email system, an acrobat copy (PDF) of the report must be attached to the email. The acrobat copy of the report must contain the following:
1) The information required in the permit;
2) The actual signature of the responsible official; and
3) The following statement: "I declare and affirm under the penalties of perjury that this claim (petition, application, information) has been examined by me, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, is in all things true and correct."
If you would like to take advantage of electronic submittals, please send your reports to the following email address: AirQualityReporting@state.sd.usThe only exception involves the annual “Operational Reports” because it is required to be notarized. Those reports still need to be submitted as hard copies.
- Round Ten Rebate recipients announced for the Clean Diesel Grant Program (School Bus Replacement)
- South Dakota's Volkswagen Mitigation Trust website will be used to track the progress of Volkswagen's Settlement Agreement, provide an avenue for public input on the mitigation plan, and track DENR's progress in developing and implementing its mitigation plan. The Trust Effective Date has been set as October 2, 2017. The Governor's Certification Letter was submitted November 21, 2017. On January 29, 2018, South Dakota was designated as a beneficiary to the State Trust. The Notice of Availability of Mitigation Action Funds was submitted to the federal agencies on February 8, 2018. Public Notice was given that the draft beneficiary mitigation plan was open for public comment through June 15, 2018. DENR prepared a Response to Comments on July 10, 2018. A public hearing was held by the Board of Minerals and Environment to finalize and approve the draft beneficiary mitigation plan on August 16, 2018. There were no changes made and the approved beneficiary mitigation plan has been submitted to the Trustee.
- Interactive webpage listing facilities regulated in South Dakota under the Clean Air Act. The webpage identifies those facilities that have a Title V operating permit or a Minor operating permit. In addition, the webpage identifies those facilities that are applicable to a federal regulation but do not require a permit in South Dakota, which are often referred to as an area source. Where applicable, a copy of the facility's current permit, a copy of DENR's narrative regulatory review, called a statement of basis, and DENR's most recent inspection report are provided. Although DENR makes every attempt to ensure the information placed on this web site is accurate and current, the user should understand that the information is not guaranteed to be correct or complete. Conclusions or actions taken (based upon the maps and the information contained therein) are the sole responsibility of the user.