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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 airsips@gw.dec.state.ny.us. 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: http://www.epa.gov/air/urbanair/sipstatus/reports/ny_elembypoll.html

Carbon Monoxide
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)</< TH>
Part 203: Indirect Sources of Air Contamination Submitted 3/4/2014 Pending
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)
Part 249: Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) Submitted 8/2/2010 Final: 77 FR 51915
New York State's Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) Rule (Part 249) Information 4/6/2010 N/A
NYS Implementation Plan for Regional Haze Submitted 3/15/2010 Final: 77 FR 51915
I/M
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
Part 217: Motor Vehicle Emissions Submitted 2/15/2011 Final: 77 FR 11742
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 Proposed: 79 FR 25066
Nitrogen Dioxide Designation Recommendation Submitted 12/15/2010 Final: 77 FR 9532
Ozone
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
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
Part 240: Transportation Conformity Submitted 10/3/2013 Pending
Part 228: Surface Coating Processes, Commercial and Industrial Adhesives, Sealants and Primers Submitted 7/15/2013 Final: 79 FR 12082
NYS Implementation Plan for the Infrastructure Assessment for Ozone Submitted 4/4/2013 Pending
Request to Reclassify NYMA as a "Moderate" Nonattainment Area Submitted 3/20/2012 Pending
Updated Designation Recommendations for 2008 Ozone NAAQS Nonattainment Areas Submitted 10/26/2011 Final: 77 FR 30088
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
6 NYCRR Part 212, General Process Emission Sources; Part 228, Surface Coating Processes, Commercial and Industrial Adhesives, Sealants and Primers; and Part 241, Asphalt Pavement and Asphalt Based Surface Coating SIP Revision Submitted 12/15/2010 Final: 77 FR 13974, 78 FR 41846
Single-Source State Implementation Plan Revisions, RACT Determinations Submitted 8/30/2010 Pending
Part 220: Portland Cement Plants and Glass Plants, Subpart 227-2: Reasonable Available Control Technology (RACT) for Major Facilities of Oxides of Nitrogen, Part 234: Graphic Arts Submitted 8/19/2010 Final: 77 FR 13974, 78 FR 41846
Ozone (8-Hour NAAQS) Attainment Demonstration for Poughkeepsie, NY Area Submitted 2/8/2008 Final: 78 FR 9596
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 Submitted 10/13/2011 Pending
Designation Recommendations for the 2008 Lead NAAQS Submitted 10/15/2009 Final: 76 FR 72097
SO2
Document Status Date EPA Action
NYS Implementation Plan for the Infrastructure Assessment for Sulfur Dioxide Submitted 10/3/2013 Pending
Part 225: Fuel Composition and Use - Sulfur Limitations Submitted 6/12/2013 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
PM2.5
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
(links go to Federal Register website)
Designation Recommendations for the 2012 Particulate Matter NAAQS Submitted 10/2/2013 Proposed (PDF) (167 kb, 2 pgs)
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
Part 231: New Source Review for New and Modified Facilities Submitted 10/12/2011 Pending
Clean Data Petition for the 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 NAAQS Submitted 5/5/2011 Final: 77 FR 76867
NYS Implementation Plan for the Interstate Transport of PM2.5 and Infrastructure Assessment Submitted 3/15/2010 Final: 78 FR 37122
Other
Document DEC Action Date EPA Action
Air Pollution Episode Alert Criteria N/A 3/2014 N/A