Final Revision - PM2.5 (Annual NAAQS): NY Metropolitan Area, October 27, 2009
Letter to EPA
Mr. George Pavlou
Acting Regional Administrator
U.S. EPA Region 2
New York, NY 10007 1866
Proposed Revision to the New York State Implementation Plan for PM2.5 (Annual NAAQS): New York Metropolitan Area
Dear Mr. Pavlou:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) is submitting a proposed state implementation plan (SIP) revision entitled "New York State Implementation Plan for PM2.5 (Annual NAAQS): Attainment Demonstration for the New York Metropolitan Area."
On April 5, 2005, EPA designated as "nonattainment" areas throughout the country that exceeded the health-based standards for PM2.5. The New York - N. New Jersey - Long Island, NY-NJ-CT area, which includes the New York State counties of Suffolk, Nassau, Richmond, New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Orange, Westchester and Rockland, was designated non-attainment. The New York - N. New Jersey - Long Island, NY-NJ-CT non-attainment area also includes counties in the states of Connecticut and New Jersey.
Pursuant to CAA sections 110(a)(1) and (2), states are required to address basic State Implementation Plan (SIP) requirements related to the attainment of new or revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQSs), including emission inventories, monitoring and modeling to assure attainment, maintenance and enforcement of the standards. SIPs meeting the requirements of CAA sections 110(a)(1) and (2) must be submitted within three years after promulgation of a new or revised standard. This submission satisfies these requirements.
This submission has undergone the required public review process in which a public hearing and the opportunity for public comment were held. The public hearing took place on July 10, 2008.
The following documents are enclosed:
- Copies of the Public Notices published in Newsday, New York Post, The Journal News and the Environmental Notice Bulletin on June 4, 2008.
- Legislative Hearing Transcript
- Responsiveness Summary
- The attainment demonstration for the annual PM2.5 standard, including attainment of the standard by 2010, submitted pursuant to section 182 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Diana Rivenburgh at (518) 402-8396.
J. Jared Snyder
Office of Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy
More about Final Revision - PM2.5 (Annual NAAQS): NY Metropolitan Area, October 27, 2009:
- Table of Contents - NYSIP for PM2.5 (Annual NAAQS) Attainment Demonstration for the NY Metro Area - Final
- 1.0 Executive Summary - State Implementation Plan for the Annual PM2.5 Standard for the New York Metropolitan Area
- 2.0 Acronyms and Abbreviations - A list of commonly used acronymns and abbreviations
- 3.0 Background and Overview of Federal Requirements - Clean Air Act requirements to protect public health and the environment from the severe health and welfare effects associated with PM2.5.
- 4.0 Emission Inventories - Statewide comparison of major source sectors with the NY Metropolitan Area
- 5.0 Air Quality Trends, Baselines and Projections for the New York Nonattainment Area (New York Metropolitan Area, Connecticut and Northern New Jersey) - Trends and PM2.5 data for the New York Metropolitan Area, Connecticut and Northern New Jers
- 6.0 Control Measures - NY's RACT program controls nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compound emissions over certain threshold limits.
- 7.0 Contingency Measures - Contingency measures NYS will implement in the event the PM2.5 standard is not attained by April 5, 2010.
- 8.0 Reasonable Further Progress - NY is not required to submit a separate RFP.
- 9.0 Conformity - Conformity requirements prevent federally-funded or approved projects from causing emission budgets to exceed emission budgets set in a state's SIP.
- 10.0 Other Programs - NSR requirements for "major sources"