2006 PM2.5 110(a) Infrastructure Certification

The final "North Carolina Certification of Clean Air Act Section 110(a)(1) and (2) Requirements for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)" was submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on September 21, 2009. Under the Clean Air Act (CAA) States must submit State Implementation Plans for areas designated as nonattainment for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the CAA require states to adopt and submit to the USEPA "infrastructure" SIPs that address basic program elements to implement, maintain, and enforce new or revised standards including requirements for emissions inventories, monitoring, and modeling among other elements. The certification describes the basic program "infrastructure" elements that address the provisions of Section 110(a)(1) and (2) for PM2.5. The transmittal letter and certification are available through the links found below:

DEQ Submittals:

EPA Actions:

  • Final Rule:  Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina 110(a)(1) and (2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards for CAA Sections 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C-except PSD permitting requirements for major sources), (D), (F), (G), (H), (J-except PSD permitting requirements for major sources), (K), (L), and (M) (77 FR 63234, Tuesday, October 16, 2012)
  • Proposed Rule:  Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina; 110(a)(1) and (2) Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 Annual and  2006 Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards for CAA Sections 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C-except PSD permitting requirements for major sources), (D), (F), (G), (H), (J-except PSD permitting requirements for major sources), (K), (L), and (M) (77 FR 43196, July 24, 2012)
  • Final Rule:  Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Conflict of Interest Infrastructure Requirements for CAA Section 110(a)(2)(E) (80 FR 67645, November 3, 2015)
  • Proposed Rule:  Air Plan Approval; North Carolina; Conflict of Interest Infrastructure Requirements for CAA Section 110(a)(2)(E) (80 FR 51167, August 24, 2015)
  • Final Rule:  Air Plan Approval and Disapproval; North Carolina: New Source Review for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).  Partially approve the PSD elements of sections 110(a)(2)(C), 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) (prong 3) and 110(a)(2)(J) and disapprove with respect to the PM2.5 increment requirements of 2010 PSD PM2.5 Rule. (81 FR 63107, September 14, 2016)
  • Proposed Rule:  Air Plan Approval and Disapproval; North Carolina: New Source Review for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).  Partially approve the PSD elements of sections 110(a)(2)(C), 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) (prong 3) and 110(a)(2)(J) and disapprove with respect to the PM2.5 increment requirements of 2010 PSD PM2.5 Rule. (81 FR 28797, May 10, 2016)

Please direct any further questions or comments concerning this certification submittal to Ms. Sushma Masemore at Sushma.Masemore@ncdenr.gov.