Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker

Fine Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards: State Implementation Plan Requirements

a.k.a. Implementation Rule for 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS - SIP Requirements

RIN: 2060-AQ48 (What's this?)

Docket No.: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0691 (What's this?)

Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)

This final rule will address a range of requirements for implementation plans submitted state, local and tribal air agencies to attain the PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

These requirements include the timing of plan submissions, attainment deadlines for areas designated nonattainment, policies for addressing PM2.5 precursor pollutants, and requirements pertaining to attainment demonstrations, emission inventories, reasonably available control technology, reasonably available control measures, best available control measures, reasonable further progress and associated quantitative milestones, contingency measures and new source review.

NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review09/19/2014
NPRM: Received by OMB09/23/2014
NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded02/27/2015
NPRM: Published in FR03/23/2015
NPRM: Comment Period Open03/23/2015
NPRM: Comment Period Extension Published in FR04/03/2015
NPRM: Public Meeting04/29/2015
NPRM: Comment Period Closed05/22/2015
NPRM: Comment Period Closed with Extension05/29/2015
Final Rule: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review05/05/2016
Final Rule: Received by OMB05/05/2016
Final Rule: Published in FR08/2016 (projected)

Potential Effects

Environmental Justice
This rulemaking involves a topic that is likely to be of particular interest to or have particular impact upon minority, low-income, tribal, and/or other vulnerable populations because:

  • This topic is likely to present an opportunity to address an existing disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations.

State Governments
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

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  • NPRM - This stage of the rulemaking underwent review.
  • Final Rule - This stage of the rulemaking underwent review.
Citations & Authorities

Federal Register Citations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 57.100

Legal Authority
42 U.S.C. 7403;42 U.S.C. 7410;42 U.S.C. 7601;42 U.S.C. 7407