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      RS 30:2058     


§2058.  Air quality regions; redesignation

No state or local department, agency, or member of the executive branch of the state shall enter into any agreement or compact purporting to bind the state or any region thereof to federal enactments or regulatory devices under the Clean Air Act of 1972, (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.) as amended, or any other related enactment, which does or may allow or provide for the federal government unilaterally to redesignate or reclassify any area of the state for the purpose of altering existing ambient air standards without having first satisfied the following minimum procedures:

(1)  Submitted the proposed agreement or compact to the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment and the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality for review and comment for a period not to exceed thirty days;

(2)  Held at least one public hearing, after announcement in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq., in each affected parish;

(3)  Made available for public inspection and comment at least thirty days prior to holding such public meeting, the reasons for the proposed redesignation:

(4)  Informed all local government agencies in the parishes affected of the details of such proposal by providing a copy of the proposal and a map locating the area or areas under consideration for redesignation, at least thirty days prior to the public hearing scheduled to be held in their respective parishes.

Added by Acts 1980, No. 367, §1; Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 36, §1, eff. May 7, 1996; Acts 2008, No. 580, §2.

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