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SIP Revisions Incorporating 6NYCRR Part 218 Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines

The following is the content of a letter and associated attachments sent to the Regional Administrator at the USEPA, Region 2, Peter D. Lopez. The letter was signed on December 11, 2017 by J. Jared Snyder, Deputy Commissioner, Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy.

On September 15, 2016 DEC adopted amendments to 6 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines. The version of 6 NYCRR Part 218 currently approved in the New York State Implementation Plan has an effective date of December 28, 2000 (except for 6 NYCRR Subpart 218-4 with an effective date of May 28, 1992). Therefore, DEC is hereby submitting 6 NYCRR Part 218 and attendant revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions, as adopted on September 15, 2016 to EPA as a SIP revision. Please note that nine revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 218 and 6 NYCRR Part 200 occurred between December 28, 2000 and September 15, 2016. DEC and EPA agreed that rulemaking documents for 6 NYCRR Part 218 and 6 NYCRR Part 200 with effective dates of October 30, 2002, December 16, 2004, December 22, 2005, May 6, 2010, July 8, 2010, December 5, 2010, December 9, 2012, December 9, 2015 and October 19, 2016 would also be submitted with this SIP revision so that EPA could approve the September 15, 2016 version of 6 NYCRR Part 218 in its entirety and attendant revisions to 6 NYC RR Part 200. Rulemaking documents being submitted for each rulemaking (if applicable and available) are Express Terms as Proposed; Express Terms as Adopted; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as published in the New York State Register and the Environmental Notice Bulletin; Notice of Public Hearing as published in the New York State Register and the Environmental Notice Bulletin; Proofs of Publication of the Notice of Public Hearing as published in newspapers; Hearing Report(s); Hearing Transcript(s); Assessment of Public Comments; Certificate of Adoption; and Notice of Adoption as published in the New York State Register and the Environmental Notice Bulletin.

A public notice was published in the April 26, 2017 edition of the Environmental Notice Bulletin (see enclosure) that provided a 30-day period that ended on May 30, 2017 for the public to comment on the proposed SIP revision or to request a hearing. No public comments or requests for a hearing were received.

Please contact Mr. Steven Flint at (518) 402-8452 if you have any questions.

Revisions to 6 NYCRR Part 218 and 6 NYCRR Part 200 (PDF) (2.06 mb, 78 pgs)

Environmental Notice Bulletin, April 26, 2017 (PDF) (36 kb, 3 pgs)

Additional technical support documents available upon request.


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