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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter CPart 51Subpart CC → §51.1303


Title 40: Protection of Environment
PART 51—REQUIREMENTS FOR PREPARATION, ADOPTION, AND SUBMITTAL OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS
Subpart CC—Provisions for Implementation of the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards


§51.1303   Application of classification and attainment date provisions in CAA section 181 to areas subject to §51.1302.

(a) In accordance with CAA section 181(a)(1), each area designated nonattainment for the 2015 ozone NAAQS shall be classified by operation of law at the time of designation. The classification shall be based on the 8-hour design value for the area at the time of designation, in accordance with Table 1 of this paragraph (a). A state may request a higher or lower classification as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section. For each area classified under this section, the attainment date for the 2015 NAAQS shall be as expeditious as practicable, but not later than the date provided in Table 1 as follows:

Table 1 to Paragraph (a)—Classifications and Attainment Dates for 2015 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS (0.070 ppm) for Areas Subject to §51.1302

Area class   8-hour ozone
design value
(ppm)
Primary standard
attainment date
(years after the effective date of designation for 2015 primary NAAQS)
Marginalfrom up to*0.071
0.081
3
Moderatefrom up to*0.081
0.093
6
Seriousfrom up to*0.093
0.105
9
Severe-15from up to*0.105
0.111
15
Severe-17from up to*0.111
0.163
17
Extremeequal to or above0.16320

*But not including.

(b) A state may request, and the Administrator must approve, a higher classification for an area for any reason in accordance with CAA section 181(b)(3).

(c) A state may request, and the Administrator may in the Administrator's discretion approve, a higher or lower classification for an area in accordance with CAA section 181(a)(4).

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