Thomas Morris, Office of Legislative Legal Services, testified before the Committee. Mr. Morris presented the Office's rule memorandum concerning the contested rule issue of the Air Quality Control Commission concerning stationary source permitting and air pollutant emission notice requirements. Mr. Morris discussed the statute that prohibits air pollutants until an air pollutant emission notice (APEN) has been filed and that there is a statutory conflict because there is no statute that allows for a delayed deadline for filing an APEN, which conflicts with the rule promulgated by the department. Mr. Morris noted that, although the rule memorandum requested that both rule II.A.1. and rule II.A.2.a not be extended, the Office noted that rule II.A.1 includes only a cross reference to rule II.A.2.a. and therefore does not directly conflict with the statute.