The final "The North Carolina Fine Particulate Matter Attainment Demonstration for the Hickory and Triad Fine Particulate Matter Nonattainment Areas" State Implementation Plan (SIP) package was submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on August 21, 2009. The transmittal letter, narrative, and appendices are available through the links found below:
This Attainment Demonstration Plan is required by the Clean Air Act and provides the State's plan on actions and measures necessary in order for Hickory and the Triad to attain the PM2.5 annual standard by the April 5, 2010 attainment date. As of the end of 2008, both of these regions have achieved attainment. To this end, a Redesignation and Maintenance Plan is currently being developed and will be released for public comment by the end of October 2009.
Please direct any further questions or comments concerning this SIP submittal to Ms. Sushma Masemore at Sushma.Masemore@ncdenr.gov.