§ 52.582 Control strategy: Ozone.  


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  • (a) Approval—The Administrator approves the incorporation of the photochemical assessment ambient monitoring system submitted by Georgia on November 8, 1993, into the Georgia State Implementation Plan. This submittal satisfies 40 CFR 58.20(f) which requires the State to provide for the establishment and maintenance of photochemical assessment monitoring stations (PAMS).

    (b) On August 29, 1997, Harold F. Reheis, Director, Georgia Department of Natural Resources submitted to John Hankinson, Regional Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency Region IV, a State Implementation Plan revision including the following transportation control measures.

    (1) HOV Lane—This project referred to as AR 073B is the addition of HOV lanes on I-85 from Chamblee-Tucker Road to State Route 316.

    (2) Ridershare Program—This project is referred to as AR-220 and is a lump sum eligible to all colleges and universities with the 10 county ARC region.

    (3) Transportation Management Associations—Referred to as project AR 221 is to set up a “pot” of funds set aside specially to assist in the development of transportation management associations and start-up ridershare services in the areas that are considered to be highly congested throughout the Region.

    (4) MARTA Transit Incentives Program—This project is referred to as AR-231.

    (5) Alternative Fuel Refueling Station/Park and Ride Transportation Center—This project is referred to as DO-AR-211.

    (c) EPA is giving final interim approval to the Georgia Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program submitted on March 27, 1996, with supplemental information submitted on January 31, 1997, until November 11, 1999.

    (d) Determination of attaining data. EPA has determined, as of June 23, 2011, the Atlanta, Georgia nonattainment area has attaining data for the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This determination, in accordance with 40 CFR 51.918, suspends the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, associated reasonably available control measures, a reasonable further progress plan, contingency measures, and other planning SIPs related to attainment of the standard for as long as this area continues to meet the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS.

    (e) Determination of attaining data. EPA has determined, as of July 14, 2016, that the Atlanta, Georgia nonattainment area has attaining data for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. This determination, in accordance with 40 CFR 51.1118, suspends the requirements for this area to submit attainment demonstrations and associated reasonably available control measures, reasonable further progress plans, contingency measures for failure to attain or make reasonable progress, and other planning SIPs related to attainment of the 2008 ozone NAAQS, or for any prior NAAQS for which the determination has been made, until such time as: The area is redesignated to attainment for that NAAQS or a redesignation substitute is approved as appropriate, at which time the requirements no longer apply; or EPA determines that the area has violated that NAAQS, at which time the area is again required to submit such plans.

    [59 FR 46178, Sept. 7, 1994, as amended at 63 FR 23390, Apr. 29, 1998; 63 FR 34302, June 24, 1998; 64 FR 4570, Jan. 29, 1999; 76 FR 36875, June 23, 2011; 81 FR 45421, July 14, 2016]

[59 FR 46178, Sept. 7, 1994, as amended at 63 FR 23390, Apr. 29, 1998; 63 FR 34302, June 24, 1998; 64 FR 4570, Jan. 29, 1999; 76 FR 36875, June 23, 2011; 81 FR 45421, July 14, 2016