New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Proposed Revisions to New Jersey's Ozone and Carbon Monoxide State Implementation Plans (SIPs) - Meeting the Requirements of the Regional NOx Cap and Establishment of Transportation Conformity Budgets

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing Revisions to New Jersey's Ozone and Carbon Monoxide State Implementation Plans (SIPs) - Meeting the Requirements of the Regional NOx Cap Program and Establishment of Transportation Conformity Budgets.

A public hearing is scheduled on the DEP's proposal on September 28, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at:
The War Memorial Building, Exhibition Room on the lower level
West Lafayette and Barracks Streets
Trenton, New Jersey.

Written comments relevant to the proposal may be submitted until close of business September 30, 1999, to :
Michael Marotta, Esq.
DEP Docket No. 21-99-08/707
NJDEP - Office of Legal Affairs
P.O. Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0402
FAX number: 609-984-3488 (copies sent by FAX should be followed with a copy sent by mail).

BACKGROUND:

The proposed SIP revision demonstrates how New Jersey will meet the state-wide oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission budget (herein referred to as a NOx cap) for 2007 that was established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in its NOx SIP Call published in the Federal Register on October 27, 1998. The USEPA established such NOx emission caps in 23 jurisdictions to mitigate the interstate transport of ozone and ozone precursors such as NOx. It is expected that the NOx reductions necessary to meet the cap will reduce the formation of ozone in the atmosphere and thereby have significant public health benefits. To attain this cap New Jersey is relying primarily on the reduction in NOx emissions to be obtained through the implementation of New Jersey's NOx Budget Program. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a stay on the USEPA's SIP Call rulemaking. However, notwithstanding its prior decision to remand the eight (8)-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), it left the one-hour ozone standard intact. Therefore, it is still necessary for New Jersey to demonstrate attainment with this standard.

The New Jersey NOx Budget Program, along with other NOx emission controls in place and expected to be in place in New Jersey, will limit statewide NOx emissions to 99,965 tons per ozone season, by the year 2007. This is below the USEPA-established statewide NOx budget cap level of 100,133 tons. Reporting systems are in place that will produce data which will be publicly available and which can be used to monitor progress towards this goal.

Additionally, the proposed SIP contains transportation conformity emission limits or "budgets" that are consistent with the attainment demonstration in the Phase 2 ozone and carbon monoxide SIP that was previously submitted to the USEPA . These transportation conformity budgets pertain both to the 1-hour ozone and carbon monoxide NAAQS. In respect to the ozone NAAQS, the proposed total motor vehicle emission budgets for the three metropolitan planning organizations would be 126 tons per day of VOCs and 288 tons per day of NOx in the attainment years (2005 in southern New Jersey and 2007 in northern New Jersey), which would be a reduction from 262 tons per day of VOCs and 395 tons per day of NOx in 1999. In respect to the carbon monoxide NAAQS, the budget for carbon monoxide would be 690 tons per day in the five-county area. This transportation conformity budget for carbon monoxide is being proposed in anticipation of the USEPA's approval of the State's repeal of its oxygenated gasoline rules at N.J.A.C. 7:27-25.

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Proposed SIP Proposed Revisions to New Jersey's Ozone and Carbon Monoxide State Implementation Plans (SIPs) - Meeting the Requirements of the Regional NOx Cap Program and Establishment of Transportation Conformity Budgets prop_sip.wpd (490 KB) prop_sip.pdf (197 KB)
Appendix I NOx SIP Call Checklist and New Jersey Responses app1.wpd (50 KB)  
Appendix II Cover Page: Proposed Amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:27-31 app2.wpd (4 KB) app2.pdf (3 KB)
Proposed Amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:27-31 noxbrvpr.wpd (370 KB) noxbrvpr.pdf (322 KB)
Appendix III Cover Page: N.J.A.C. 7:27-31 app3.wpd (3 KB) app3.pdf (3 KB)
N.J.A.C. 7:27-31 njac-31.wpd (291 KB) njac-31.pdf (182 KB)
Appendix IV File Structures for the USEPA emission spreadsheets for the five emission sectors, egu, non-egu, area, non-road, and mobile app4.wpd (30 KB) app4.pdf (11 KB)
Files referenced in Appendix IV Source Specific EGU Budget Emissions File nj_ut.xls (458 KB) nj_ut.pdf (145 KB)
Source Specific Non-EGU Point Source Base and Budget Emissions File nj_pt.xls (917 KB) nj_pt.pdf (218 KB)
County Level Stationary Area Base and Budget Emissions File nj_ar.xls (84 KB) nj_ar.pdf (28 KB)
County Level Non-road Mobile Base and Budget Emissions File nj_nr.xls (177 KB) nj_nr.pdf (41 KB)
County Level Highway Vehicle Base and Budget Emissions File nj_mb.xls (900 KB) nj_mb.pdf (309 KB)
Appendix V Public Participation Information app5.wpd (23 KB) app5.pdf (4 KB)
Appendix VI Description of procedures, and structures, documentation, and web site address for spreadsheet files and database files used to develop Tables 4 and 5 and Figure 2 app6.wpd (1,079 KB) app6.pdf (12 KB)
Files referenced in Appendix VI Detailed spreadsheet containing boiler information from the 1990 New Jersey Emission Inventory database 90efact2.xls (681 KB) 90efact2.pdf (366 KB)
Summary spreadsheet containing boiler information from the 1990 New Jersey Emission Inventory database 90efact2a.xls (17 KB) 90efact2a.pdf (8 KB)
Area Sources: Estimated 2007 NOx Emissions nj_ar_query_ascc.xls (16 KB) nj_ar_query_ascc.pdf (29 KB)
Non-road NOx emissions, projected to 2007, by category nj_nr_query.xls (33 KB) nj_nr_query.pdf (21 KB)
Table 4 Non-electricity-generating Units Not Included in NJ's Proposed NOx Budget Cap: Source Classification Codes (SCCs) with Significant NOx Emissions   njpointquery2a.pdf (17 KB)
Appendix VII Transportation Conformity Budget Background Data and Information app7.wpd (19 KB) app7.pdf (6 KB)
Appendix VII A Mobile5a_h Input file Samples app7atta.wpd (18 KB) app7atta.pdf (13 KB)
Appendix VII B Mobile5a_h Output files app7attb.wpd (2,427 KB) app7attb.pdf (1,225 KB)
Appendix VII C Listing of files Available in Electronic Format app7attc.wpd (32 KB) app7attc.pdf (11 KB)

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