Ozone (8-Hour NAAQS) Attainment Demonstration for Poughkeepsie, NY Area - Final Proposed Revision
The following is the content of a letter and associated attachments sent to the Regional Administrator at the USEPA, Region 2, Alan J. Steinberg. The letter was signed on February 8, 2008 by J. Jared Snyder, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) is submitting a final state implementation plan (SIP) revision entitled "New York State Implementation Plan for Ozone (8-Hour NAAQS) - Attainment Demonstration for Poughkeepsie, NY Area". The Department demonstrates attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) in 2009. This submittal meets all of the requirements of a moderate ozone non-attainment area, including an attainment demonstration and requisite rate of progress demonstration through 2009. It is being submitted pursuant to section 182 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.
On April 15, 2004 EPA designated as "nonattainment" areas throughout the country that exceeded the health-based standards for 8-hour ozone. The Poughkeepsie, NY area, which includes the counties of Dutchess·, Orange and Putnam, was designated non-attainment with a moderate classification.
On August 9, 2007, the Department proposed an ozone SIP revision that underwent a public review process. A Notice of Public Hearing was published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin, The Journal News, The Poughkeepsie Journal and The Times Herald-Record on August 29, 2007. A public hearing was held in Fishkill, NY on October 4, 2007.
The following documents are enclosed:
- Copies of the Public Notices published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin, The Journal News, The Poughkeepsie Journal and The Times Herald-Record on August 29, 2007.
- Legislative Hearing Transcript
- Responsiveness Summary
- February 2008 Final Proposed Revision: New York State Implementation Plan for Ozone - 8-Hour NAAQS - Attainment Demonstration for Poughkeepsie, NY Area
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Robert D. Bielawa, P.E or Mr. Matthew Reis, P.E. at (518) 402-8396.