12.0 Determination of the Adequacy of the Existing Plan
Depending on the findings of the five-year progress report, New York State is required to take one of the actions listed in 40 CFR Section 51.308(h) as presented below that apply to non-Class I states. The findings of the five-year progress report, which will be based on consultation with Class I states to which New York sources are contributory as well as the FLMs and the EPA, will determine which action is appropriate and necessary.
List of Possible Actions - 40 CFR Section 51.308(h)
- If, after consultation with affected Class I states, FLMs and EPA, New York determines that its existing SIP requires no further substantive revision at this time in order to achieve its share of the emission reductions needed to reach the established goals for visibility improvement and emissions reductions, the Administrator will be provided a negative declaration from New York that further revision of the existing SIP is not needed at this time.
- If a Class I state determines that the existing SIP is or may be inadequate to ensure reasonable progress due to emissions from sources in New York, New York will collaborate with the other state(s) through the regional planning process for the purpose of developing additional strategies to address New York's SIP deficiencies if this is required.
Class I states are additionally required to revise their SIPs:
- If a Class I state determines that its existing SIP is or may be inadequate to ensure reasonable progress due to emissions from sources within the Class I state, such deficiencies must be addressed within one year, or
- If a Class I state determines that its current SIP is or may be inadequate to ensure reasonable progress due to emissions from sources in another country, it must notify the Administrator and provide with all pertinent, available information.