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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Pollution

2010 Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards Implementation Actions

Findings of Failure to Submit State Implementation Plans Required for Attainment of the 2010 1-Hour Primary Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard

October 8, 2020 -As required by the Clean Air Act, EPA is finding that Indiana, Louisiana, Guam, and Puerto Rico failed to submit complete State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for areas designated nonattainment for the 2010 1-hour primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for sulfur dioxide (SO2). These plans were due to EPA on October 9, 2019. 
 
 
September 9, 2019 - As required by the Clean Air Act, EPA finds that Maryland and Michigan failed to submit complete State Implementation Plans for areas designated nonattainment for the 2010 1-hour primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for sulfur dioxide (SO2). The states’ plans were due to EPA on March 12, 2018. EPA is committed to working with Maryland and Michigan to expedite the development and submission of their state plan revisions and to ensure continued progress toward cleaner air.
 
 

March 10, 2016 - EPA finds that 11 states have failed to make State Implementation Plan submittals required under the Clean Air Act for 16 areas that were designated as nonattainment for the 1-Hour Primary Sulfur Dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard in 2013.

Additional Regulatory Information

Learn about the final data requirements for air agencies to monitor or model ambient SO2 levels in areas with large sources of SO2 emissions by reading the SO2 Data Requirements Rule rule text, fact sheet and presentation overview.

To learn more about the standards, visit the page for the 2010 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

Guidance

Detailed implementation guidance can be found on the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Implementation Guidance Documents page.


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