5-Year Progress Report for the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Regional Haze

Date Posted: December 17, 2015

Updated: July 6, 2016

On December 17, 2015, New Jersey submitted its “Proposed 5-Year Progress Report for the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Regional Haze” to the USEPA.  New Jersey completed its “Final” SIP Revision on June 28, 2016.  The report documents New Jersey’s continued progress in reducing emissions within the State resulting in improved visibility levels and demonstrates that the Department will meet New Jersey’s 2018 visibility goal at its Class I area: the Brigantine Wilderness Area in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (Brigantine Wilderness Area).

Executive Summary
1. Background and Overview of New Jersey’s Regional Haze Program
2. New Jersey’s Progress in Improving Visibility Levels at the Brigantine Wilderness Area.
3.  Status of Electric Generating Unit (EGU) Controls.
4.  Status of Low Sulfur Oil Strategy.
5.  Status of New Jersey’s Best Availability Retrofit Technology (BART) Measures.
6.  Status of Additional Measures in New Jersey’s Regional Haze SIP.
7.  Status of MANE-VU “Asks” in Other States.
8.  Analysis of Emission Changes from Visibility Impairing Pollutants.
9.  Other Requirements.
10. Conclusions.


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