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SIP Submissions that EPA has Found Adequate or Inadequate
Region 3: Delaware, the District of Columbia,
(includes MD and VA) Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

For more information about adequacy review, return to the main adequacy page.

This page provides a list of state implementation plans that include motor vehicle emission budgets that EPA Region 3 has found either adequate or inadequate for the purposes of transportation conformity.

Contact: Gregory Becoat at 215-814-2036, fax: 215-814-2101 or becoat.gregory@epa.gov.
U.S. EPA Region 3, 1650 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Delaware
Area Pollutant SIP
Submission
Finding
(date budgets apply)
Additional Information/ Comments
Delaware portion of the Philadelphia - Wilmington area pm2.5 attainment plan Adequate
(12/31/13)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 127K)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the adequacy review process.
Delaware portion of the Philadelphia - Wilmington - Atlantic City area 8-hour ozone attainment plan Adequate
(10/05/12)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the SIP approval process.
reasonable further progress Adequate
(01/05/09)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 38K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document (PDF) (5 pp. 85K) Budgets found adequate through the adequacy review process.
Kent & New Castle County 1-hour ozone rate of progress SIP, 2000 (amended) and 2005 Adequate
(05/02/01)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 130K)
FR Notice (PDF) (2 pp. 164K)
Technical Support Document (PDF) (5 pp. 267K) Budgets found adequate through the adequacy review process.
attainment demonstration (2005), rate of progress SIP (2002) Adequate
(06/23/00)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 15K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document - includes Response to Comments (PDF) (24 pp. 144K). Budgets found adequate through the adequacy review process.
attainment demonstration Inadequate
(12/01/99)
Letter (PDF) (4 pp. 20K)
FR Notice
 
post-96 rate of progress Adequate
(04/29/99)
Determination made under old process.
District of Columbia
Area Pollutant SIP
Submission
Finding
(date budgets apply)
Additional Information/ Comments
Washington DC-MD-VA carbon monoxide maintenance plan Adequate
(06/03/05)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
8-hour ozone attainment plan Adequate
(02/22/13)
DC Letter (PDF) (6 pp, 314K)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the adequacy review process.
reasonable further progress and attainment demonstration Adequate
(09/21/09)
DC Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 27K)
MD Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 27K)
VA Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 27K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document (TSD) (PDF) (5 pp. 89K)
Budgets were found adequate through the adequacy review process.
1-hour ozone outyear budgets (2015, 2020) Adequacy finding withdrawn
(10/15/04)
DC Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 21K)
MD Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 21K)
VA Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 20K)
FR Notice
In March 2004, DC, MD and VA withdrew their SIP submissions containing 2015 and 2020 outyear motor vehicle emissions budgets for the Washington, DC 1-hour ozone nonattainment area. Since the SIP submissions have been withdrawn, EPA is withdrawing its adequacy finding for the 2015 and 2020 emissions budgets effective immediately. This action does not affect the December 9, 2003 adequacy finding for the VOC and NOx emissions budgets in the 2005 rate of progress and attainment plans.
attainment demonstration and 2002 and 2005 rate of progress DC Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 29K)
MD Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 29K)
VA Letter (PDF) (1 pp. 18K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document (TSD) including Response to Comments (PDF) (36 pp. 4M) and Attachment 1 to the TSD, EPA court brief (PDF) (73 pp. 224K)
attainment demonstration outyear budgets (2015, 2020) Adequate
(07/18/00)
DC Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 573K)
MD Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 548K)
VA Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 554K)
FR Notice (PDF), 2 pp. 122K)
Technical Support Document including Response to Comments (PDF) (23 pp. 1.5M)
attainment demonstration Conditionally Approved
(04/17/03)
FR Notice
Budgets now apply under terms of conditional approval. The Court vacated EPA's previous 01/03/01 approval of these budgets on 07/02/02.
Adequate
(06/23/00)
DC Letter (PDF) (89K)
MD Letter (PDF) (89K)
VA Letter (PDF) (89K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document including Response to Comments (PDF) (22 pp. 140K)
New comment periods began 08/08/02 and 02/05/03 as a result of a court decision that vacated EPA's previous approval of this SIP.
attainment demonstration Inadequate
(12/01/99)
DC Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 121K)
MD Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 121K)
VA Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 121K)
FR Notice
DC submitted new ozone attainment demonstration (03/01/00)
post-96 rate of progress Conditionally Approved
(04/17/030)
FR Notice
Budgets now apply under terms of conditional approval. The Court vacated EPA's previous 01/03/01 approval of these budgets on 07/02/02.
Adequate
(08/26/99)
DC Letter (PDF) (4 pp. 15K)
MD Letter (PDF) (4 pp. 15K)
VA Letter (PDF) (4 pp. 15K)
FR Notice
Response to Public Comment (PDF) (1 pp. 31K). New comment period began 02/05/03 as a result of a court decision that vacated EPA's previous approval of this SIP.
Maryland
Area Pollutant SIP
Submission
Finding
(date budgets apply)
Additional Information/ Comments
Baltimore 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration Adequate (04/13/09)
Letter (PDF) (6 pp. 153K)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through adequacy review process.
carbon monoxide maintenance plan FR Notice Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
1-hour ozone attainment demonstration Adequate
(10/27/03)
FR Notice
Budgets adequate by virtue of SIP approval.
Adequate
(07/20/01)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 182K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document (PDF) (34 pp. 96K)
Budgets found adequate through adequacy review process.
attainment demonstration and rate of progress SIP Adequate
(03/08/00)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 16K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document (PDF) (12 pp. 46K)
Budgets found adequate through adequacy review process.
post-96 rate of progress Adequate
(04/28/99)
Determination made under old process
Baltimore region & Cecil County Area 1-hour ozone attainment demonstration Inadequate
(12/01/99)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 16K)
FR Notice

 

Cecil County 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration Adequate (04/13/09)
Letter (PDF) (7 pp. 123K)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through adequacy review process.
1-hour ozone attainment demonstration Adequate
(10/27/03)
FR Notice
Budgets adequate by virtue of SIP approval.
attainment demonstration (2005), rate of progress SIP (2005) Adequate
(04/27/01)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 116K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document (PDF) (7 pp. 597K)
Budgets found adequate through adequacy review process.
attainment demonstration (2005), rate of progress SIP (2002, 2005) Adequate
(06/23/00)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 79K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document including Response to Comments (PDF) (26 pp. 157K)
Budgets found adequate through adequacy review process.
post-96 rate of progress Adequate
(04/28/99)
Determination made under old process
Maryland portion of the Philadelphia - Wilmington - Atlantic City area 8-hour ozone attainment plan Adequate
(10/29/12)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
Kent and Queen Anne's County 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(12/22/06)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
Washington DC-MD-VA 8-hour ozone attainment plan Adequate
(2/22/13)
MD Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 315K)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the adequate review process.
Pennsylvania
Area Pollutant SIP
Submission
Finding
(date budgets apply)
Additional Information/ Comments
Altoona (Blair County) 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(08/01/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the SIP approval process.
Erie County 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(10/09/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the SIP approval process.
Franklin County 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(07/25/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the SIP approval process.
Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(07/25/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the SIP approval process.
Johnstown (Cambria County) 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(08/01/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the SIP approval process.
Lancaster County 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(07/06/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
1-hour ozone maintenance plan Inadequate
(12/01/99)
Letter (PDF) (6 pp. 119K)
FR Notice
 
Pennsylvania portion of the Philadelphia - Wilmington - Atlantic City area pm2.5 attainment plan Adequate (9/27/2012)
FR Notice (PDF) (4 pp, 258K)
Budgets found adequate through the SIP approval process
8-hour ozone reasonable further progress Adequate
(01/05/09)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 38K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document (PDF) (5 pp. 91K)
Budgets found adequate through the adequacy review process.
Philadelphia carbon monoxide maintenance plan Adequate (06/03/05) FR Notice Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
1-hour ozone attainment demonstration Adequate
(6/12/03)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 90K)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through adequacy review process.
attainment demonstration Adequate
(10/26/01)
FR Notice
Budgets adequate by virtue of SIP approval; revision to 06/23/00 attainment budgets.
attainment demonstration (2005), rate of progress SIP (1999, 2002, 2005) Adequate
(06/23/00)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 86K)
FR Notice
Technical Support Document including Response to Comments (PDF) (25 pp. 159K)
Budgets found adequate through adequacy review process.
attainment demonstration Inadequate
(02/04/00)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 17K)
FR Notice
This 12/22/99 letter supercedes the letter of 10/26/99
post-96 rate of progress Adequate
(02/04/00)
Letter (PDF) (2 pp. 17K)
FR Notice
This 12/22/99 letter supercedes the letter of 10/26/99
Pittsburgh 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Plan withdrawn.  
1-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(10/19/01)
FR Notice
Budgets adequate by virtue of maintenance plan approval.
attainment demonstration Inadequate
(12/01/99)
Letter (PDF) (6 pp. 119K)
FR Notice
 
Reading (Berks County) 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(08/24/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the SIP approval process.
Tioga County 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(07/06/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
Youngstown - Warren - Sharon (Mercer County, PA portion) 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(10/19/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through the SIP approval process.
Virginia
Area Pollutant SIP
Submission
Finding
(date budgets apply)
Additional Information/ Comments
Fredericksburg 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(12/23/05)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
Shenandoah National Park 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(01/03/06)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
Washington DC-MD-VA 8-hour ozone attainment plan Adequate
(2/22/13)
VA Letter (PDF) (6 pp, 314K)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through adequate review process.
West Virginia
Area Pollutant SIP
Submission
Finding
(date budgets apply)
Additional Information/ Comments
Charleston pm2.5 maintenance plan Adequate
(12/19/13)
FR Notice
Letter (PDF) (3 pp, 181K)
Regional insignifcance finding for PM2.5 and NOx made through the adequacy review process.
8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(07/11/06)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
Huntington - Ashland area pm2.5 maintenance plan Adequate
(12/28/12)
FR Notice
Regional insignifcance finding for PM2.5 and NOx made through the adequacy review process.
Huntington (Cabell and Wayne Counties) 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(09/15/06)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
Parkersburg pm2.5 maintenance plan Adequate
(09/12/13)
FR Notice
Regional insignifcance finding for PM2.5 and NOx made through the adequacy review process.
8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(05/08/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
Weirton (Brooke and Hancock County) 8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(05/14/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV Area (West Virginia Portion) pm2.5 maintenance plan Adequate
(12/19/13)
FR Notice
Letter (PDF) (3 pp, 181K)
Regional insignifcance finding for 2006 PM2.5 and NOx made through the adequacy review process.
Adequate
(12/19/13)
FR Notice
Letter (PDF) (3 pp, 181K)
Regional insignifcance finding for 1997 PM2.5 and NOx made through the adequacy review process.
Wheeling pm2.5 maintenance plan Adequate
(09/30/13)
FR Notice
Regional insignifcance finding for PM2.5 and NOx made through the adequacy review process.
8-hour ozone maintenance plan Adequate
(05/15/07)
FR Notice
Budgets found adequate through SIP approval process.

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