Narrative Portion of the SIP
Adopted by State of Vermont & Approved by EPA
What are SIP narratives?
State regulations adopted
as part of the SIP represent the most directly enforceable part of the SIP.
In addition to the regulations contained in the SIP, clarification of non-regulatory
policies and a description of the reasons for many of these SIP regulations
are contained in a "Narrative" document which has also gone through notice
and public hearing (usually at the same time that SIP regulations are being
adopted). The narrative portion of the SIP contains a description of the
air monitoring network, summaries of air quality data monitored, discussion
of non-attainment history (if any), brief descriptions of inventory efforts
either required by the federal Clean Air Act or which are incorporated as
part of regional ozone strategies, and discussion of the approach to implementation
of the particular regulations which have been adopted to control sources
of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) as part of
the regional ozone control strategies. Finally, the narrative contains detailed
discussion of the approach to implementation of the new source review (NSR)
regulations and procedures.
For more information on the SIP narrative click here.
Last Updated: 8/1/14