On January 16, 2019, the commission approved proposal of the El Paso Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan SIP Revision for the One-Hour Ozone NAAQS (Non-Rule Project No. 2018-029-SIP-NR). The proposed SIP revision would include a request that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) redesignate the El Paso area (El Paso County) to attainment for the one-hour ozone NAAQS and provide a maintenance plan that will ensure the area remains in attainment of the NAAQS through 2032. The SIP revision would include a request that the EPA also consider this plan as a second 10-year maintenance plan for the one-hour ozone NAAQS.
The public comment period will open on January 18, 2019 and close on February 20, 2019. A public hearing will be held in El Paso on February 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the TCEQ Regional Office, 401 E. Franklin Ave, Ste 560, Room 570, El Paso, TX.
For additional information, please visit the El Paso: Latest Ozone Planning Activities webpage.