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Exceptional Events Submissions Table (2016 Rule)

This table contains examples of air agency submitted exceptional events demonstrations and responsive EPA decision documents that have been prepared and/or acted upon under the 2016 Exceptional Events Rule. These examples may help agencies develop demonstrations that support requests for data exclusion due to the influence of exceptional events; however, the provided examples may not contain the minimum level of data or case-specific analyses necessary for other exceptional events demonstrations. This table is not intended to serve as a database for all Agency actions on exceptional events.

Please note that not all concentrations addressed in the demonstrations in this table may have resulted in EPA concurrences.

On this page:

Ozone
Event Agency Location Available Documentation
2015 and 2016 Wildfires Washoe County Health District Reno, Nevada
  • Washoe Documents
    • Washoe 2015 Demonstration with Addendum
    • Washoe 2016 Demonstration
    • EPA response letter
    • EPA technical support document – 2015 demonstration
    • EPA technical support document – 2016 demonstration
2016 Canadian Wildfire Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CDEEP) State of Connecticut
  • Connecticut Documents
    • CDEEP Cover Letter for Demonstration
    • CDEEP Demonstration
    • EPA Cover Letter for Technical Support Document
    • EPA Technical Support Document
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)

State of Massachusetts

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) State of New Jersey

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM)

State of Rhode Island

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)

State of Maryland
  • Maryland Documents
    • MDE Demonstration for May 2016 Event

    • MDE Demonstration for July 2016 Event

    • MDE Cover Letter for Demonstrations

    • EPA Cover Letter and Technical Support Document

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) State of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Documents
    • PADEP Demonstration for May 2016 Event

    • PADEP Response to Comments on Demonstration

    • EPA Cover Letter

    • EPA Technical Support Document

2017 Northwest Wildfires

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)

State of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Documents
    • LDEQ Demonstration for September 2017 Event

    • EPA Cover Letter and Technical Support Document

Particulate Matter
Event Agency Location Available Documentation
2015 Wildfires Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) Klamath Falls, Oregon
2015 High Wind Dust Event Washington Department of Ecology (WDE) Kennewick, Washington
  • Kennewick, WA Documents
    • WDE Demonstration for August 2015 Event
    • WDE Cover Letter for Demonstration
    • EPA Cover Letter and Technical Support Document