Pre-Hearing Submittal for Proposed Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for the Hillsborough-Polk County Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Nonattainment and Unclassifiable Areas
On February 15, 2019, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) submitted a pre-hearing submittal for a proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision, under the Clean Air Act, to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DEP's pre-hearing submittal consists of a request to the EPA to redesignate the portions of Hillsborough and Polk counties that are designated as "nonattainment" and "unclassifiable," with respect to the 2010 revised SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), to "attainment;" and a request to approve an associated maintenance plan that will ensure the continued attainment of the 2010 SO2 NAAQS in the area.
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