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Comment Period for PM 2.5 Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Open Through August 1, 2011


June 30, 2011 -- The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has prepared an Infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the 2006 24-hour Fine Particle (PM 2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Infrastructure SIPs, which are required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are plans that provide for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS.

The proposed Infrastructure SIP is available for public comment. The NDEQ will provide a 30-day period to submit comments. Comments may be written or oral. All comments must be received by August 1, 2011. For more information and to view a PDF of the document “Certification that Nebraska’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) Meets the Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2006 PM2.5 24-Hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) as Detailed in Section 110(a)(2) of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) as Amended in 1990”go to NDEQ's web page and select "Public Notices."