Air Plan Approval; Nebraska; Revisions to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code; General Conformity

Publication Date: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 4:00am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of Nebraska. This final action will amend the SIP to revise title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code by removing a portion of the SIP that addresses general conformity. General Conformity ensures that the actions taken by federal agencies do not interfere with a state's plan to attain and maintain national standards for air quality. Since states are no longer required to include general conformity requirements in SIPs, the revisions remove unnecessary language and do not substantively change any existing statutory or regulatory requirement. The revisions do not impact the stringency of the SIP or air quality nor do they impact the State's ability to attain or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

Environmental Protection Agency