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Lead Planning Efforts

On October 15, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised the primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for airborne lead (Pb) to 0.15 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3).  On October 6, 2009, the State of Connecticut requested to EPA that the entire State be designated as attainment for the revised Lead NAAQS.  Pursuant to Clean Air Act (CAA) sections 110(a)(l) and 110(a)(2), all states were required to submit plans demonstrating they have the requisite legal authority to provide for the implementation, maintenance and enforcement of the revised NAAQS (Infrastructure SIP).  On October 14, 2011, DEEP submitted the Infrastructure SIP to EPA for approval.

Supporting Documents:

November 8, 2011- EPA's Final Decisions to Designate Connecticut as Unclassifiable/Attainment. 

October 14, 2011- Connecticut's Adequacy Determination of the Connecticut State Implementation Plan to Address the Requirements of Clean Air Act Section 110(a)(1) and (2) under the 2008 Lead NAAQS.

June 14, 2011- EPA's Preliminary Decision to Designate All of Connecticut as Attainment/Unclassifiable under the 2008 Lead NAAQS.

November 2, 2009- EPA's Acknowledgement of Governor Rell's October 6, 2009 Letter.

October 6, 2009- Governor's Letter of Recommendation for Connecticut 2008 Lead NAAQS Designations.

September 2009- Connecticut DEP's 2008 Lead Review

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