Region 4’s final action outlines an alternative interpretation regarding automatic exemption and director’s discretion provisions for SSM events for the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) that departs from the EPA’s policy on this subject that was outlined in EPA’s 2015 SSM SIP Call Action at 80 FR 33840. Consistent with the alternative interpretation, Region 4’s final action finds that provisions 15A N.C. Admin. Code 2D .0535(c) and 15A N.C. Admin. Code 2D .0535(g) in the North Carolina SIP are not substantially inadequate to meet Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements and, accordingly, withdraws the SIP Call for North Carolina that was issued as part of the 2015 SSM SIP Call Action with respect to those provisions. The Region 4 final action also approves a SIP revision submitted by North Carolina regarding nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from large internal combustion engines.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- R4 SSM Action FAQs.pdf (PDF)(2 pp, 194 K)