Ozone (8-Hour NAAQS) Attainment Demonstration for Poughkeepsie, NY Area - Final Proposed Revision
On April 15, 2004, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated the Poughkeepsie, New York area (Dutchess, Orange and Putnam Counties) as a moderate non-attainment area that exceeds the health-based standards for ozone. The National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone is 0.08 parts per million, measured over an 8-hour period. Pursuant to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, states have three years from the date of designation to submit a State Implementation Plan (SIP) demonstrating how the non-attainment area will attain the standard. Moderate non-attainment areas are required to demonstrate attainment within six years of the effective date of the designation, or June 15, 2010.
Ground-level ozone, a primary ingredient in smog, is formed when volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) react chemically in the presence of sunlight. Cars, trucks, power plants and industrial facilities are primary sources of these emissions. Ozone pollution is a concern during the summer months when the weather conditions needed to form ground-level ozone - sunshine and hot temperatures - normally occur. Ozone is unhealthy to breathe, especially for people with respiratory diseases and for children, the elderly and adults who are active outdoors. Symptoms include reduced lung function and chest pain, and can lead to respiratory diseases such as bronchitis or asthma.
This State Implementation Plan contains the 2002 baseline emission inventory, projection inventories for 2008 and 2009, a predictive photo-chemical modeling attainment demonstration for 2009, and the control measures and programs that will be implemented by the state in order to demonstrate attainment with the 8-hour ozone standard.
More about Ozone (8-Hour NAAQS) Attainment Demonstration for Poughkeepsie, NY Area - Final Proposed Revision:
- Poughkeepsie SIP and Appendices - Downloadable files of the complete Poughkeepsie SIP and appendices in PDF format
- Poughkeepsie SIP Table of Contents - Provides links to specific sections of the Poughkeepsie SIP
- Poughkeepsie SIP List of Appendices - Provides detailed information for each appendix.
- Poughkeepsie SIP Acronyms and Abbreviations - Contains a list of commonly used acronymns and abbreviations
- Section 1.0 Background and Overview of Federal Requirements - Provides background and an overview of Clean Air Act requirements to protect public health and the environment from the severe health and welfare effects associated with ground-level ozone.
- Section 2.0 Previous Commitments - This section summarizes the ongoing mobile source and stationary source control measures that have been enacted in the past to minimize emissions of NOx and VOCs.
- Section 3.0 Air Quality Data and Trends - Discusses air quality data and trends at monitoring stations around the Poughkeepsie, NY area.
- Section 4.0 Emission Inventories - This chapter reviews the annual 2002 emission inventory, presents ozone season emissions, and projects future year emissions by source.
- Section 5.0 Permit Program - NY's air permitting program identifies and controls sources of air pollution.
- Section 6.0 Section 110 Measures - Measures to reduce the interstate transport of PM2.5 and ozone.
- Section 7.0 Contingency Measures - Additional measures to be undertaken if the state fails to reach attainment.
- Section 8.0 New Mobile Source Measures - New mobile source measures to help attain the ozone standard.
- Section 9.0 New Stationary Source Measures - Control measures to be applied to stationary sources to attain the ozone standard.
- Section 10.0 Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) - DEC's RFP requirements under the Phase II Eight-Hour Ozone Implementation Rule
- Section 11.0 New Source Review (NSR) - NSR requirements for "major sources"
- Section 12.0 Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) - DEC's RACT rule and source-specific RACT for 8-hour ozone
- Section 13.0 Reasonably Available Control Measures (RACM) - New York's development of reasonably available control measures under the SIP