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Status of Sanction Clocks under the Clean Air Act

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Note: This table shows the status of sanction "countdown" clocks that have been started and have not yet been officially lifted. The Date of Sanction columns indicate the date by which sanctions would apply if they have not been stayed or deferred. The Stayed or Deferred column shows whether the clock has been suspended. Additional information is available under the status column.

Updated by EPA on September 1, 2015
State Area Required Element Effective Date and Type of Finding Date of 2:1 Offset Sanction Date of Highway Sanction Sanction Clock Stayed or Deferred Status
MT East Helena Area SO2 SIP Secondary Standard 1/19/94
Failure to Submit
7/19/95 1/19/96 No Emission offset and highway sanctions imposed.
CA San Francisco Bay Area Ozone Attainment Plan 10/22/01
Limited Disapproval
4/22/03 10/22/03 Yes 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 3/24/08
Failure to Submit
9/24/09 3/24/10 Yes 3/25/08-Sanctions clocks deferred by Clean Data Determination
NY Jefferson County 8-hr. ozone RFP 3/24/08
Failure to Submit
9/24/09 3/24/10 Yes 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 Yes On 5/23/11, 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 Yes On 5/23/11, 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 Yes On 5/23/11, 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 Yes On 5/23/11, 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 Yes 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 Los Angeles- South Coast area 1-hour and 8-hour Ozone VMT Emissions Offset 4/29/13
Disapproval
10/29/14 4/29/15 Yes An Interim Final Rule to defer sanctions was published on May 23, 2014 at 79 FR 29680. http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-R09-OAR-2013-0823-0001
CA Butte County VOC/NOxPM 8/7/15
Limited Disapproval
2/7/17 8/7/17 No  
Updated: 12/16/2015
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