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Clean Air Act Sanctions

Status of Sanction Clocks under the Clean Air Act

Updated by EPA on November 6, 2013
State Area Required Element Date and Type of Finding Date of 2:1 Offset Sanction Date of Highway Sanction Status
MT East Helena Area SO2 SIP Secondary Standard 01/19/94
Failure to Submit
07/19/95 01/19/96 Emission offset and highway sanctions imposed
CA San Francisco Bay Area Ozone Attainment Plan 10/22/01
Limited Disapproval
04/22/03 10/22/03 Offset sanction stayed (and highway sanction deferred) by interim final determination on 07/16/03. Effective on 4/24/2004 the interim final action stayed the offset sanction and deferred the highway sanction for as long as the area continues to attain the 1-hour ozone standard. .
NY Jefferson County 8-hr. ozone attainment demonstration 03/24/08
Failure to Submit
09/24/09 03/24/10 3/25/08-Sanctions clocks deferred by Clean Data Determination
NY Jefferson County 8-hr. ozone RFP 03/24/08
Failure to Submit
09/24/09 03/24/10 3/25/08-Sanctions clocks deferred by Clean Data Determination
IL St. Louis 1997 PM2.5 attainment demonstration 11/27/09
Failure to Submit
5/27/11 11/27/11 On May 23, 2011, EPA published a determination of attainment  that suspend this requirement http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-23/pdf/2011-12480.pdf
IL St. Louis 1997 PM2.5 Contingency Measures 11/27/09
Failure to Submit
5/27/11 11/27/11 On May 23, 2011, EPA published a determination of attainment  that suspend this requirement http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-23/pdf/2011-12480.pdf
IL St. Louis 1997 PM2.5 RACM/RACT 11/27/09
Failure to Submit
5/27/11 11/27/11 On May 23, 2011, EPA published a determination of attainment  that suspend this requirement http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-23/pdf/2011-12480.pdf
IL St. Louis 1997 PM2.5 RFP 11/27/09
Failure to Submit
5/27/11 11/27/11 On May 23, 2011, EPA published a determination of attainment  that suspend this requirement http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-23/pdf/2011-12480.pdf
CA Sacramento Metro Area, CA -Yolo/Solano Air Quality Management District portion; Feather River Air Quality Management District portion; Placer County Air Pollution Control District portion; El Dorado County Air Quality Management District portion 1-hour ozone Section 185 fee program 1/5/10
Failure to Submit
7/5/11 1/5/12 On 05/18/11, interim final determination deferred sanctions (76 FR 28661) that was based on proposed termination determination (76 FR 28696) published the same day.  The interim final determination is effective 05/18/11, although EPA accepted comments on both notices. 
CA San Joaquin Valley Air Basin NSR Rules 6/10/2010
limited
diapproval
12/10/2011 6/10/2012 On 12/6/11, the Interim final determination to stay offset sanctions and defer highway sanctions was published http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-06/pdf/2011-31184.pdf
CA Sacramento Metro AQMD NSR Rules

8/19/11
Limited Disapproval

2/19/13 8/19/13 On 2/14/13, the Interim final determination to stay offset sanctions and defer highway sanctions  was published (78 FR 10554).  On 8/29/13, final approval stops the sanction clocks when the action is  effective on September 30, 2013 (78 FR 53270)
CA Los Angeles - South Coast area 1997 PM2.5 Contingency Measures 1/9/12
Limited Disapproval
7/9/2013 1/9/2014

On 10/29/13, final action to approve revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District's (SCAQMD) portion of the
California SIP http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-10-29/pdf/2013-25182.pdf
The sanctions clock will terminate when the action is effective on 11/29/13

CA San Joaquin Valley area 1997 PM2.5 Contingency Measures 1/9/12
Limited Disapproval
7/9/2013 1/9/2014

On 8/28/13, interim final determination to stay the imposition of offset sanctions and defer the imposition of highway sanctions based on a
proposed approval of revisions to the(SJVUAQPD) portion of the California SIP (78 FR 53038)

CA Placer County 8-hour Ozone RACT – Biomass Boilers

2/21/12
Limited Disapproval

8/21/13 2/21/14 On 8/29/13, final approval of revisions to the Placer County Air Pollution Control District portion of the California will terminate the sanction clock on September 30, 2013 when the action is effective (78 FR 53249)
CA San Joaquin Valley area 1-hour Ozone plan

11/26/12
Failure to Submit

5/26/14 11/26/14  
CA Los Angeles - South Coast area 1-hour and 8-hour Ozone VMT Emissions Offset

4/29/13
 Disapproval

10/29/14 4/29/15  
Updated: 01/24/2014
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