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New Jersey Ozone and CO SIPs: Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program

Federal Register Dates:
December 17, 1999 Interim final rule 64 FR 70593
December 17, 1999 Proposal 64 FR 70659
June 12, 2001 Final Rule 65 FR 31544

EPA Approval Date:
EPA's interim approval of Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance was effective on December 13, 1999.

State Submittal:
November 19, 1999 letter notifing EPA that the Enhanced I/M Program would be implemented on December 13, 1999.

Affected Areas:
Statewide

Summary:
On November 19, 1999, New Jersey notified EPA by letter that the mandatory enhanced I/M program would be implemented on December 13, 1999. EPA had been working closely with the State during the phase-in period of the enhanced I/M program and agreed that the State would have the program implemented on December 13, 1999. Therefore, on December 17, 1999 (64 FR 70659), EPA proposed to find that the State of New Jersey had implemented its enhanced I/M program by December 13, 1999. EPA also proposed to reinstate the interim approval under Section 348 of the National Highway System Designation Act (NHSDA) of the enhanced I/M program effective on December 13, 1999. Also in the December 17, 1999 Federal Register, EPA published an interim final rule (64 FR 70593), which stayed the application of the offset sanction and deferred the highway sanction as of December 13, 1999. Although the State of New Jersey had numerous start-up problems, the program was implemented and is currently operational.

Therefore, EPA terminated all sanctions clocks related to the implementation of the New Jersey enhanced I/M program on July 12, 2001. This action also reinstates the interim approval granted under Section 348 of the National Highway Systems Designation Act of the enhanced I/M program.

New Regulations Included As Part of the SIP:
None

Commitments:
None

EPA Region 2 Contact:
Michael Moltzen (212) 637-3711

 


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