Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request; Nogales PM2.5

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 4:00am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve the ``FINAL SIP Revision: Nogales PM<INF>2.5</INF> Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request (2006 Fine Particulate NAAQS)'' (``Nogales Maintenance Plan'' or ``Plan'') as a revision to the state implementation plan (SIP) for the State of Arizona. The Nogales Maintenance Plan includes, among other elements, an emissions inventory consistent with attainment, a maintenance demonstration, contingency provisions, and a motor vehicle emissions budget for the ten-year maintenance period. The EPA is also proposing to approve the State of Arizona's request to redesignate the Nogales area from nonattainment to attainment for the 24-hour national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS or ``standard'') for particulate matter of 2.5 micrometers or less (PM<INF>2.5</INF>). The EPA is proposing these actions because this SIP revision meets the applicable Clean Air Act (CAA or ``Act'') requirements for maintenance plans and because the State has met the requirements under the Act for redesignation of a nonattainment area to attainment with respect to the Nogales area.

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