Opportunity for Comment

Infrastructure State Implementation Plan for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard

Comment deadline: December 23, 2019

The Department is proposing to amend the Maine State Implementation Plan (SIP) by incorporating the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) Infrastructure Plan. This plan certifies to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that Maine's State Implementation Plan (SIP) fulfills the "infrastructure" requirements established in sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAA) for PM2.5. The CAA requires states to address thirteen basic SIP requirements, including emission inventories, monitoring, and modeling to assure attainment and maintenance of the NAAQS. These elements, and the sections of the Maine program that are consistent with those elements, are identified in the plan. This plan will be submitted to EPA as a revision to Maine's State Implementation Plan.

Pursuant to federal law, interested parties are publicly notified of the proposed SIP amendment and are provided an opportunity for comment. Written comments may be submitted by mail, e-mail or fax to the contact person before the end of the comment period. To ensure the comments are considered, they must include your name and the organization you represent, if any.

Copies of this proposal are available upon request by contacting the Agency contact person or the link below.

Agency contact:
Jeffrey S. Crawford
Department of Environmental Protection
State House Station 17
Augusta, ME 04333
(fax) 207-287-7826

Public hearing:
December 12, 2019
9:00 AM
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME

Proposal (PDF)