The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (Department) has submitted a Final revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Attainment and Maintenance of the Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), dated December 26, 2012.
New Jersey is requesting that the USEPA redesignate the New Jersey portions of both of its multi-state PM2.5 nonattainment areas to attainment for the annual 15 ug/m3 and daily 35 ug/m3 PM2.5 NAAQS, in accordance with the Clean Air Act. This SIP revision presents the data and information that the USEPA requires in order to redesignate the areas to attainment. Specifically, the document contains: (1) air quality monitoring data that shows compliance with the NAAQS; (2) a summary of control measures that New Jersey has implemented to bring the State into attainment; (3) a maintenance plan that demonstrates a projected continuing downward trend in emissions through 2025; (4) a contingency plan that would be implemented should the air quality violate NAAQS in the future; (5) transportation conformity budgets; and other information that supports the request for redesignation. The Final SIP also includes information on public participation, the public comments received and the responses to the public comments in Appendix XI.
Copies of the Department's SIP revision are available from the Department's web site at: