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2008 Lead NAAQS Infrastructure Assessment, October 13, 2011

The following is the content of a letter and associated attachment sent to the Regional Administrator at the USEPA, Judith A. Enck. The letter was signed on October 13, 2011 by J. Jared Snyder, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy.

On behalf of the Governor of the State of New York, I am submitting for approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the infrastructure assessment for the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for lead. On October 15, 2008, EPA substantially strengthened the primary and secondary lead NAAQS. As required by the Clean Air Act (CAA), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) is submitting this infrastructure assessment as a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to demonstrate that New York's air program addresses basic SIP requirements related to the attainment of the revised NAAQS.

This infrastructure demonstration ensures that New York State has the legal and administrative authority and resources to meet the requirements of the CAA. Section 110(a)(1) contains the general requirements for submitting a SIP after promulgation of a new or revised NAAQS, while section 110(a)(2) contains the specific elements to be addressed in these plans.

A public notice and comment period will soon be issued to allow for public input on this SIP revision. The Department is requesting parallel processing of this non-controversial SIP revision.

Should you have any questions regarding this submission, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Scott Griffin at (518) 402-8396 with any questions you may have.

Infrastructure Assessment Pursuant to Clean Air Act Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) for the 2008 Lead NAAQS (PDF) (95 KB, 14 pgs)

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