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New Jersey SIP Summaries: Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) Plans and Transportation Conformity Budgets for 2002, 2005, and 2007

Federal Register Dates:
September 12, 2001 Proposal 66 FR 47419
February 4, 2002 Final Rule 67 FR 5152 (elements approved as part of a larger action)

EPA Approval Date:
EPA's approval of RFP Plans and Transportation Conformity Budgets was effective on March 6, 2002.

State Submittal:
SIP revision dated April 11, 2001

Affected Areas:
New Jersey portions of two severe ozone nonattainment areas--the New York, Northern New Jersey, Long Island Area, and the Philadelphia, Wilmington, Trenton Area.

EPA is approving the following Clean Air Act requirements: the 1996 periodic emission inventory; 2002, 2005 and 2007 ozone projection year emission inventories; Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) Plans for milestone years 2002, 2005 and 2007; transportation conformity budgets for 2002, 2005 and 2007; and contingency measures.

The following are the new control measures included in the RFP Plans:
NOX Budget Program, Reformulated Gasoline Phase II--On-Road,
Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program, Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicle Defeat Device & New engine standards, New Vehicle Standards--Tier 2, and Nonroad measures (Spark Ignition, Small Engines, New Marine Gas Engines, Nonroad Compression Engines, Locomotive Engines, and Commercial Marine Diesel Engines).

New Regulations Included As Part of the SIP:


EPA Region 2 Contact:
Paul Truchan
(212) 637-3711


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