Current Activities and Projects
- Smoke School Update: Someone looked at the smoke generator on October 5, 2017, to try to determine the cause of the malfunction we regrettably encountered during smoke school. We think it may be that the LED display went bad. We have ordered the part and will be testing it when it comes in. Depending on when we get it fixed, the weather, and if we can find a location, we plan on holding a one day smoke school sometime in October. We will keep this website updated to let those companies that were at smoke school on the second day know if there will or will not be a make-up day. However, since we are unsure if that will fix the problem, please take the appropriate measures to ensure those that need to be certified are certified by another state or contractor that conducts EPA Method 9 certification. Here is a website that lists several smoke school options: http://www.activeset.org/workshops/smokeschools.htm.
- 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 project, and track DENR's progress in developing and implementing its mitigation projects. The Trust Effective Date has been set as October 2, 2017.
- Proposed changes to DENR's Title V air quality operating permit program fees have been developed and reviewed. Staff from the Air Quality Program held a public hearing in front of Secretary Steven M. Pirner. Secretary Pirner will consider comments on the proposed changes for an additional 10 days after the hearing and make a decision on the proposed changes. Therefore, DENR must receive the comments by October 30, 2017.
- The 2017 EPA School Bus Rebate Program is now open and applications will be accepted until November 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Please visit www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-rebates for the Program Guide with all the details as well as FAQs and the application form.
- 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.
- Round Nine rebate recipients for Clean Diesel Grant Program (School Bus Replacement)