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State Implementation Plans and State Plans

Pursuant to the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) develops National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for six criteria pollutants: ozone, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and lead. In areas of nonattainment (i.e., where pollutant levels exceed the NAAQS), State Implementation Plans (SIPs) are developed to demonstrate that the state has appropriate program components in place, and to identify emission control programs that the state will rely on to meet and maintain the NAAQS. State SIPs must also account for pollution that contributes to visibility impairment, otherwise known as regional haze.

The New York SIP is made up of many related actions that have been taken to meet these Clean Air Act requirements, such as infrastructure assessments, attainment demonstrations, and regulations. Whenever a revision to the SIP is required, DEC solicits public comments on a proposed version before a final version is submitted to EPA.

This webpage features those proposed SIP revisions and DEC's submissions to EPA, as well as important SIP-related correspondence. Historical and proposed revisions of SIPs not included on this webpage or the SIP archive webpage are available by request via dar.sips@dec.ny.gov. New York's SIP actions are codified under 40 CFR Part 52 Subpart HH. EPA maintains a webpage summarizing New York's fulfillment of SIP requirements here: https://www3.epa.gov/airquality/urbanair/sipstatus/reports/ny_elembypoll.html

Carbon Monoxide
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
NY Metropolitan Area Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan for 2012-2022 Submitted 5/9/2013 Final: 79 FR 31045
Haze
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
Regional Haze Five-Year Progress Report for 2010-2015 Submitted 6/24/2015 Pending
NYS Implementation Plan for Regional Haze Submitted 3/15/2010 Final: 77 FR 51915
Nitrogen Dioxide
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
NYS Implementation Plan for the Infrastructure Assessment for Nitrogen Dioxide Submitted 5/8/2013 Final: 79 FR 54617
Ozone
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
Designation Recommendations for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS Submitted 9/22/2016 Pending
6 NYCRR Part 243, Transport Rule NOx Ozone Season Trading Program Submitted 12/1/2015 Pending
6 NYCRR Part 244, Transport Rule NOx Annual Trading Program
6 NYCRR Part 245, Transport Rule SO2 Group 1 Trading Program
8-Hour Ozone Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Submitted 12/22/2014 Pending
Section 185 Equivalency Demonstration Submitted 1/31/2014 Pending
Part 220, Portland Cement Plants and Glass Plants - RACT Determinations Submitted 12/18/2013 Pending
Ozone Transport Region Expansion Petition Submitted 12/9/2013 Pending
NYS Implementation Plan for the Infrastructure Assessment for Ozone Submitted 4/4/2013 Final (Partial Approval): 81 FR 95047
Final (Partial Approval Delay): 82 FR 8499
NY-NJ-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Nonattainment Area Clean Data Petition for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS Submitted
6/16/2011
Proposed Rescission: 79 FR 27830
Final: 77 FR 36163
Part 230: Gasoline Dispensing sites and Transportation Vehicles - RACT Variances Submitted 1/31/2011 Pending
Single-Source State Implementation Plan Revisions, RACT Determinations (2010) Submitted 8/30/2010 Pending
Single-Source State Implementation Plan Revisions, RACT Determinations (2008) Submitted 9/16/2008 Pending
Ozone (8-Hour NAAQS) Attainment Demonstration for NY Metro Area Submitted 2/8/2008 Final: 78 FR 9596
Lead
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
NYS Implementation Plan for the Infrastructure Assessment for Lead-Supplemental Information Submitted 2/24/2012 Final (Partial Approval): 81 FR 95047
Final (Partial Approval Delay): 82 FR 8499
NYS Implementation Plan for the Infrastructure Assessment for Lead Submitted 10/13/2011 Final (Partial Approval): 80 FR 30939
SO2
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
Revised Designation Recommendation for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide NAAQS - Round 2 Submitted 1/4/2017 Pending
Large Source Air Quality Characterization List - SO2 DRR Information 1/6/2016 N/A
Revised Designation Recommendation for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide NAAQS - Round 1 Submitted 9/18/2015 Final: 81 FR 45039
NYS Implementation Plan for the Infrastructure Assessment for Sulfur Dioxide Submitted 10/3/2013 Final (Partial Approval): 81 FR 95047
Final (Partial Approval Delay): 82 FR 8499
Part 225: Fuel Composition and Use - Sulfur Limitations Submitted 6/12/2013 Pending
Designation Recommendation for the 2010 Sulfur Dioxide NAAQS Submitted 6/1/2011 Pending
PM10
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
PM10 SIP Withdrawal and Clean Data Request Submitted 1/14/2013 Final: 78 FR 72032
Final: 80 FR 45067 (Technical Amendment Concerning New York Designations for the 1987 PM10 NAAQS)
PM2.5
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
Infrastructure Assessment for the 2012 Annual PM2.5 NAAQS Pursuant to Sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act Submitted 11/30/2016 Pending
Redesignation Request & Maintenance Plan for the 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 NAAQS - NY Metropolitan Area Submitted 6/27/2013 Final: 79 FR 21857
Other
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(offsite links)
Other Solid Waste Incineration Units Negative Declaration Submitted 9/23/2016 Final: 81 FR 75708
SIP Revision Incorporating a Definition Change in 6 NYCRR Part 200 Pursuant to the May 8, 2013 Repeal of 6 NYCRR Part 203 Submitted 7/20/2015
Proposed Revision to State Plan for Large Municipal Waste Combustors
Proposed State Plan for Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units
Final Withdrawal of the Affirmative Defense Provision
6/2014
10/26/2015
Approved: 79 FR 33457
Final: 80 FR 65159