State Implementation Plan (SIP) - Regional Haze

To reduce haze, and to meet requirements of the Clean Air Act, U.S. EPA in April 1999 issued a regional haze rule aimed at protecting visibility in 156 federal areas. The rule seeks to reduce the visibility impairment caused by many sources over a wide area. Additional information about the regional haze rule can be found on U.S. EPA's website.

State Implementation Plan

Extension of Comment Period - Draft Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) Extended to June 28, 2021
May 21, 2021: Ohio EPA is extending the written comment period on the draft Regional Haze SIP by two weeks, to June 28, 2021. Ohio still intends to hold the virtual public hearing on June 14, 2021 as originally scheduled, provided a request for a hearing is received. As indicated in the public notice, the hearing will be cancelled if a written request for a hearing is not received by June 9, 2021. Please see the public notice for information on how to submit comments, register for the hearing or attend the hearing.  

Availability of Draft for Comment – Draft Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period
May 10, 2021: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) is providing for public comment a draft Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the second implementation period. The goal of the Regional Haze Rule is to restore national parks and wilderness areas (Class I areas) to the natural visibility condition of atmospheric clarity that would prevail in the absence of human impacts by the year 2064. The Regional Haze rules sets up an iterative planning process, with comprehensive periodic revisions to the SIP due in 2021, 2028 and every 10 years thereafter. Ohio’s SIP submittal for the second implementation period discusses Ohio’s impact on neighboring Class I areas and Ohio’s long-term strategy.
  
The draft Regional Haze SIP is available for review at https://www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/sip/haze (see table below). DAPC will be accepting comments on the draft plan through Monday, June 14, 2021. A virtual public hearing on this action is scheduled for Monday, June 14, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. Attendees can register for the virtual public hearing at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2238513730064442635. If notice of interest in a hearing is not received by Ohio EPA in writing by Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the hearing will be cancelled. A notice if the hearing has been cancelled will be available on Ohio EPA’s web site at www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/sip/haze by Thursday, June 10, 2021. Please see the public notice for information on how to submit comments, register for the hearing or attend the hearing.

Area

Letter to U.S. EPA

Documents

Appendix(s)

Public Hearing Results

Other Communications

Proposed Rule Date and FR Notice

Final Rule Date and FR Notice

Effective Date

Statewide SIP

March 11, 2011

March 2011

A-H

See Appendix G and H

 

Jan. 25, 2012
77 FR 3712

July 2, 2012
77 FR 39177

Aug. 1, 2012

Statewide SIP

April 14, 2014

 

A-B

See Appendix B

7/27/15
Supplement

Dec. 9, 2015
80 FR 76403

Mar. 4, 2016
81 FR 11445

Apr. 4, 2016

Statewide SIP

November 30, 2016

August 2015

A-J

 

7/24/17
Supplement

 

Prong 4 Visibility
Dec. 21, 2017
82 FR 60572
Prong 4 Visibility
May 10, 2018
83 FR 21719
June 11, 2018

Statewide 5-Year Progress Report

March 11, 2016

March 2016

A-C

 

7/11/17
Supplement

Oct. 16, 2017
82 FR 48030

Dec. 21, 2017
82 FR 60543

Jan. 22, 2018

Statewide SIP - Second Implementation Period   Draft
May 2021
A-P          
                 

 

 

BART Sources

U.S. EPA's regional haze rule requires states to evaluate certain sources for the necessity of best available retrofit technology (BART). The above SIP document identifies Ohio's analysis of sources located within the state. Ohio found one facility requiring BART; P.H. Glatfelter.

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