Take notice that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is proposing a revision to its State Implementation Plan (SIP) to implement the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The core of this proposed SIP revision is the State’s demonstration that its two multi-state 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas (associated with the New York City and Philadelphia Metropolitan areas) will attain the 8-hour ozone NAAQS by their mandatory attainment date of June 15, 2010. The remainder of the proposed SIP revision addresses the other mandatory SIP elements for 8-hour ozone and other related issues (with the exception of a Reasonable Available Control Technology (RACT) analysis, which the Department of proposed on February 2, 2007 and will submit as final to the USEPA separately).
A copy of the proposal has been forwarded to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). A hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 and the public comment period will close on August 8, 2007. Copies of the Department's proposal, as well as all the attachment and appendices, are available from the Department's web site at: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/baqp/sip/siprevs.htm. The main document is also available for review at the Department's Public Information Center at 401 E. State Street in Trenton, the Department's Regional Enforcement Offices, and a number of public libraries throughout the State.
For additional information on the public hearing and submitting comments, please contact:
Ms. Willa Williams
phone: (609) 292-6722