On May 19, 2004, the Air Resources Division released a report entitled Air Pollution Transport and How it Affects New Hampshire. This new report describes the impact air pollution produced by out-of-state sources has on New Hampshire’s businesses and public health-related costs, and compares some strategies being considered to address the problem. According to the report, direct health-related costs to New Hampshire from transported air pollution are estimated to exceed $1 billion per year based on health-related cost data obtained from independent studies.
Transport - NH State Implementation Plan revision to meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i): This SIP revision certifies that sources and emission activities in NH do not contribute to nonattainment of either the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) or the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS in other states, nor do they interfere with maintenance of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS and the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS in other states. This SIP revision also confirms that New Hampshire’s SIP already includes provisions to prohibit major sources from interfering with measures in other states to prevent significant deterioration of air quality through the Prevention of Significant Deterioration and New Sources Review provisions of the Act. Additionally, the Department confirms that the current SIP includes provisions that prevent sources from interfering with measures to protect visibility according to the 1980 visibility requirements. The Department, along with other states in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Visibility Union (MANE-VU) and other regional planning organizations, is analyzing the 1999 regional haze requirements and will make a determination concerning these provisions in the regional haze SIP submittal.
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