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Infrastructure Assessment for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS

The following is the content of a letter sent to the Regional Administrator at the USEPA, Region 2, Judith A. Enck. The letter was signed on November 28, 2016 by Basil Seggos, Commissioner.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is submitting a final State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision entitled "New York State Implementation Plan Infrastructure Assessment for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS Pursuant to Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act" for your approval. In developing this SIP revision, DEC applied the September 3, 2013 EPA Memorandum entitled "Guidance on Infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) Elements under Clean Air Act Sections 110(a)(1) and 110(a)(2)."

DEC's Public Notice regarding this SIP dated August 10, 2016 provided for a 30 day comment period, which included the opportunity to request a public hearing. No hearing was requested during the public notice period. During the comment period, August 10, 2016 to September 12, 2016, DEC received one comment regarding an incorrect title for Appendix B. In response to the comment, the title of Appendix B was corrected. In addition, several duplications of abbreviations were removed from the original SIP. Therefore, the date of the "New York State Implementation Plan Infrastructure Assessment for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS Pursuant to Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act" has been changed to September 2016 to reflect these changes.

The enclosed SIP submittal includes the following:

  • Final Revision dated September 2016 of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's New York State Implementation Plan Infrastructure Assessment for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS Pursuant to Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act;
  • Public Notice Including Opportunity to Request a Public Hearing, the Environmental Notice Bulletin, August 10, 2016; and
  • Response to comments received on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's New York State Implementation Plan Infrastructure Assessment for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS Pursuant to Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act.

NY State Implementation Plan: Infrastructure Assessment for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS Pursuant to Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (PDF) (595 KB, 51 pgs)

Appendix A Contributions of 8-hour ozone, annual PM2.5 and 24-hour PM2.5 from each state to each monitoring site (Excel)

Appendix B EPA's Technical Support Document for the Area Designations for the 2012 Primary Annual PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Pennsylvania (PDF) (3.62 MB, 178 pgs)

Appendix C Current (2011) and Projected (2018) Annual PM2.5 Design Values (PDF) (282 KB, 14 pgs)

Appendix D (PDF) (1.3 MB, 18 pgs)

Appendix D-1 New York Public Officer's Law (POL) section 73-a, ''Financial disclosure''
Appendix D-2 Title 19 of the New York Codes of Rules and Regulations (19 NYCRR) Part 937, ''Access to Publicly Available Records"
Appendix D-3 Copy of Delegation Order M3-5001-09 which includes entities that received delegated responsibilities for implementing and enforcing portions of the New York SIP

Appendix E SOEM Regional Assignment Map and Regional Contacts (PDF) (146 KB, 1 pg)

Assessment of Public Comments Received from August 10, 2016 to September 12, 2016 (PDF) (13 KB, 2 pgs)

ENB - Statewide Notices 8/10/2016 (PDF) (222 KB, 4 pgs)


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