DEEP: Regional Haze SIP Page

Regional Haze
State Implementation Plan (SIP)
 
Connecticut's regional haze State Implementation Plan was sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on November 18, 2009. EPA approved the SIP on July, 10, 2014.  
 
 
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Background
 
Pursuant to sections 169A and 169B of the Clean Air Act, the EPA requires states to submit regional haze SIPs that describe the states’ measures for meeting the national goal of a return to natural visibility conditions at Class I areas by 2064.  States with Class I areas must set reasonable progress goals for achieving and maintaining natural visibility conditions in their SIPs.  Connecticut does not contain any Class I areas.  States impacting Class I areas must submit SIPs detailing anticipated actions taken in order to meet reasonable progress goals, as well as explaining the long-term strategy, including enforceable emissions limitations, compliance schedules, and other measures for meeting said goals.  Regional haze SIPs are also required to include calculations of baseline and natural visibility conditions as well as monitoring strategies for tracking reasonable progress.  Finally, regional haze SIPs must include a determination of Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) for sources of a certain size or emissions profile that began operating during a specific timeframe.  States, must also submit a "look-back" report every 5 years evaluating progress toward meeting reasonable progress goals and update the long-term strategy in 2018 as well as every 10 years thereafter. 
 
Before the regional haze SIP or Look-Back report can be approved by the EPA, a draft needs to be submitted to the Federal Land Managers (FLM) and the EPA for comments.  Following that, the next stage is to solicit comments from the general public and to hold a public hearing.  The final stage is to submit a final document to EPA for review and to have it published in the Federal Register.  The final document was submitted to the EPA on November 18, 2009 and approved on July 10, 2014.

 

Five-Year Look Back Report Submittal (July 13, 2015)

Cover Letter to EPA (PDF)

Five-Year Look Back (PDF)

Public Participation Certification (PDF)

Appendix B Status of Emissions From 167 Key Stacks (MS Excel)

Appendix C Actual and Potential Emissions of Alternative BART Units (MS Excel)

Appendix D 2011 Emissions Reduction Summary of MANE-VU Region (MS Excel)

 

Five-Year Look Back Report Public Hearing 

Regional Haze Five-Year Look Back Public Notice (PDF)

Five-Year Look-Back Draft for Public Comment (PDF)

Appendix B Status of Emissions From 167 Key Stacks (MS Excel)

Appendix C Actual and Potential Emissions of Alternative BART Units (MS Excel)

Appendix D 2011 Emissions Reduction Summary of MANE-VU Region (MS Excel)

 

 

EPA Approval and Related Correspondance

EPA Approval of CT Regional Haze SIP. July 10, 2014  (PDF)

Response to EPA Regional Haze Implementation Plan Letter, February 24, 2012 (PDF)

EPA Letter regarding Regional Haze Implementation Plan, February 15, 2012 (PDF)

EPA Response to Regional Haze SIP, February 23, 2010 (PDF)

 
Final Regional Haze SIP Submittal (November 18, 2009)

Letter from DEP Commissioner to EPA, November 18, 2009 (PDF)

Hearing Report (PDF)

Final Submission Regional Haze SIP Main Document (PDF 4.4mb)

Final Submission Regional Haze SIP Attachments A-GG

 

Public Hearing Regional Haze SIP (August 27, 2009)

Attachment I   -  Comments Received, including those received on the Public Hearing

Draft for Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

CT's Draft for Public Hearing Regional Haze SIP Main Document (PDF)

CT's Draft for Public Hearing Regional Haze SIP Attachments A - FF

 

Draft as Submitted to FLM and EPA (February 4, 2009)

CT's Draft Regional Haze SIP Main Document (PDF)

CT's Draft Regional Haze SIP Attachments A - FF

More information on Regional Haze

SIP Revisions and Other Air Quality Plans

 

Content Last Updated on July 13, 2015