August 12, 1998

Bharat Mathur, Chief
Bureau of Air
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
1021 North Grand Avenue East
Springfield, Illinois  62702

Dear Mr. Mathur:

This letter acknowledges the receipt of the August 11, 1998, certification of Illinois’ program to implement section 112(g) of the Clean Air Act using existing preconstruction permit review procedures.  This program becomes effective on August 15, 1998. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) appreciates Illinois’ efforts to expeditiously adopt and implement this program at the State level.

USEPA looks forward to working with your office in implementing this program.  If you have any further questions, please contact Steve Marquardt, of my staff, at (312) 353-3214.

Sincerely yours,


Cheryl Newton, Acting Chief
Air Programs Branch

cc: Don Sutton, IEPA
Chris Romaine, IEPA
Jim Ross, IEPA