2008 Lead 110(a) Infrastructure Certification

The North Carolina Certification of Clean Air Act Section 110(a)(1) and (2) Requirements for the 2008 Lead standards was submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on July 20, 2012. Section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act require states to adopt and submit to the USEPA "infrastructure" State Implementation Plans (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).

DEQ Submittals:

EPA Actions:

  • 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)
  • Final Rule:  Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards for CAA Sections 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C-except PSD permitting requirements for major sources), (D)(i)(I-prongs 1 and 2), (D)(i)(I-prong 4), (D-ii), (F), (G), (H), (J-except PSD permitting requirements for major sources), (K), (L), and (M) (80 FR 12343, March 9, 2015)
  • Proposed Rule: Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina Infrastructure Requirements for the 2008 Lead National Ambient Air Quality
    Standards for CAA Sections 110(a)(2)(A), (B), (C-except PSD permitting requirements for major sources), (D)(i)(I-prongs 1 and 2), (D)(i)(I-prong 4), (D-ii), (F), (G), (H), (J-except PSD permitting requirements for major sources), (K), (L), and (M) (79 FR 69082, November 20, 2014)
  • 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) (FR 80 51167, August 24, 2015)

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