Finding of Failure To Submit a Clean Air Act Section 110 State Implementation Plan for Interstate Transport for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 4:00am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action, finding that the State of Alabama failed to submit a complete infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision to satisfy certain interstate transport requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) with respect to the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Specifically, these requirements pertain to prohibiting significant contribution to nonattainment, or interference with maintenance, of the 2015 8-hour ozone NAAQS in other states. This finding of failure to submit a complete revision establishes a 2-year deadline for EPA to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to address these interstate transport requirements for Alabama unless, prior to EPA promulgating a FIP, Alabama submits, and EPA approves, a SIP that meets these requirements.

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