To follow up from earlier posts, the US Environmental Protection Agency has rescheduled the public hearing on its proposed rule to establish a Federal Implementation Plan that would take over permitting programs in states that do not meet federal requirements. The hearing will be held on September 14, 2010 in Arlington, VA and logistical details are here. We’ve discussed this proposed rule and a related proposal requiring 13 states to revise their State Implementation Plans in some detail in this recent post.