The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promulgating a correction to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the State of New York regarding the State's general prohibition on air pollution. EPA has determined that this rule was erroneously incorporated into the SIP. EPA is removing this rule from the approved New York SIP because the rule does not have a reasonable connection to the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and related air quality goals of the Clean Air Act. The intended effect of this correction to the SIP is to make the SIP consistent with the requirements of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990 (``the Act''), regarding EPA action on SIP submittals and SIPs for national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards.
Agency Contact: Henry Feingersh, Air Programs Branch, Environmental Protection Agency, 290 Broadway, 25th floor, New York, New York 10007-1866, (212) 637-4249.
This rule is final. Its effective date is January 26, 1999.