Connecticut's Revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP)

Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) Attainment Demonstration
Public Hearing was held August 21, 2008

Hearing Information and Comments Received
Background and information on the PM2.5 Demonstration SIP:
The documents below present the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (CT DEEP) version of the state implementation plan (SIP) for attaining the 1997 annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) that was the subject of the August 21, 2008 public hearing.  The final post-hearing version of the SIP is available at:

Final SIP Revision Page

Proposed PM2.5 Demonstration SIP  (as proposed for the public hearing)

(Some of these documents are large and may not open quickly.  Individual Sections & Appendices can be accessed below.)
Proposed Attainment Demonstration TSD Sections
Abstract and Executive Summary (PDF, 725 K)
Proposed Attainment Demonstration TSD Appendices
Appendix 2A

The Nature of the Fine Particle and Regional Haze Air Quality Problems in the MANE-VU Region: A Conceptual Description (PDF, 3,070K)

Appendix 2B
Appendix 2C

Evaluation of a New Approach for Real Time Assessment of Wood Smoke PM  (PDF, 370K)

Appendix 4A
Appendix 4B
Appendix 5A
Appendix 5B

Technical Support Document for Future Year MANE-VU SIP Modeling Inventories (Non-EGU Point, Area, and Non-Road Source Sectors) (PDF, 840K)

Appendix 5C
Appendix 5D
Appendix 7A

Early PM2.5 Transportation Conformity Emission Budgets for the Connecticut Portion of the New York-New Jersey-Long Island-Connecticut PM2.5 Nonattainment Area  (PDF, 207K)

Appendix 8A

A Modeling Protocol for the OTC SIP Quality Modeling System for Assessment of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard in the Ozone Transport Region  (PDF, 96K)

Appendix 8B

CMAQ Air Quality Model Configuration  (PDF, 198K)

Appendix 8C

MM5 Model Configuration  (PDF, 201K)

Appendix 8D

Technical Support Documents from Bureau of Air Quality Analysis and Research Division of Air Resources New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Albany, NY 12233  (PDF, 2,152K)

Appendix 8E

OTC Modeling Grid Configurations Developed by NYDEC  (PDF, 261K)

Appendix 8F

Emission Processing for the Revised 2002 OTC Regional and Urban 12 km Base Case Simulations  (PDF, 248K)

Appendix 8G
Appendix 8H
Appendix 8I

New York City’s PlaNYC  (PDF, 1,338K)

Appendix 10A
Content last updated on November 24, 2008