Revision to the New York State Implementation Plan for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards pertaining to the New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT Serious Nonattainment Area
Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) plans to submit a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).
NYS DEC plans to make a submission pursuant to Clean Air Act Section 182(c) pertaining to the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT (New York metropolitan area, or NYMA) nonattainment area failed to attain the 2008 ozone NAAQS by the "moderate" attainment date of July 20, 2018, and was reclassified by US EPA to "serious" nonattainment effective September 23, 2019. A serious nonattainment classification requires a state to submit a SIP revision demonstrating how the area will attain the NAAQS by the July 20, 2021 deadline (based on monitored air quality data from 2018-2020).
Although the NYMA will fail to attain the 2008 NAAQS by the deadline based on certified 2018-2020 monitoring data, this proposed submission demonstrates that New York is exceeding the mandated emission reduction targets and fulfills other Clean Air Act-mandated requirements associated with the serious nonattainment classification.
NYS DEC is providing a 30 day period to comment on the proposed submission or request a hearing. Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on July 16, 2021 to: Scott Wajda-Griffin, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3251, or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Scott Wajda-Griffin can be reached at (518) 402-8396 with any questions regarding the proposed SIP revision.
Contact: Scott Wajda-Griffin, NYS DEC - Division of Air Resources, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-3251, Phone: (518) 402-8396, E-mail: email@example.com