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Proposed Regional Haze

Proposed Revision, November 2009

As required by the federal Regional Haze Rule (40 CFR Section 51.308), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Air Resources has prepared a proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision demonstrating how reductions in the emissions of visibility impairing pollutants will result in a decrease in the degree of visibility impairment in Class I areas in the northeastern United States. The overall goal of the Federal Haze Program (64 FR 35714) is to reduce haze to natural, pre-industrial conditions in these areas by 2064. This SIP addresses reductions that are proposed for the first 10-year period that ends in 2018. The emission reduction strategy described in this document was developed in concert with other northeast states that are members of the Mid-Atlantic Northeast Visibility Union (MANE-VU) as is required by the regional haze program.

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