The State of New Jersey has revised its State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Maintenance of the 2006 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) pursuant to Section 175A of the Clean Air Act (CAA). This SIP revision is the second PM2.5 maintenance plan for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 standard of 35 µg/m3 for both of New Jersey’s multi-state areas (the Northern New Jersey, New York and Connecticut area, and the Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware area) in accordance with the requirements of CAA Section 175A. This SIP revision demonstrates New Jersey’s continued compliance with the 2006 PM2.5 24-hour 35 µg/m3 NAAQS. The maintenance plan is a limited maintenance plan (LMP) for PM2.5 for both of New Jersey’s multi-state maintenance areas. The maintenance plan is being submitted as an LMP because the PM2.5 air quality levels at ambient monitoring sites throughout New Jersey’s multi-state areas are well below the NAAQS. This LMP SIP revision includes: emission inventories, a maintenance demonstration, a control measures summary, monitoring data summary and verification of continued attainment, and a contingency plan. In this SIP revision, New Jersey is demonstrating that it has continued to attain the 2006 PM2.5 NAAQS to protect its citizens’ health due to permanent and enforceable measures that the State and Federal Government adopted or implemented.
A copy of the Department’s final SIP revision is available on the Department’s website at NJDEP| Air Planning | State Implementation Plan (SIP) Dashboard.
Any questions, contact:
Stephen S. Stankavage MS.
Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety
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