Victoria: Latest Ozone Planning Activities
Last updated (08/15/2013)
Victoria County 1997 Eight-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan
On March 7, 2007, the commission adopted the following SIP revision:
- Eight-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan for the Victoria County Ozone Attainment Area (2006-023-SIP-NR)
- Response to Comments
- Appendix A: Development and Production of On-Road Mobile Source Emissions Inventories for Victoria County: 2002, 2004, 2010, and 2014 (available upon request)
- Appendix B: City of Victoria Voluntary Control Measures
In early 2009, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) informed the TCEQ that to approval of the Victoria County Eight-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan would require revision of the contingency plan to include an enforceable commitment to implement contingency measures once triggered.
On July 28, 2010, the commission adopted the following SIP revision:
- Contingency Plan Revision for the 1997 Eight-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan for the Victoria County Ozone Attainment Area (2009-033-SIP-NR)
The revised contingency plan identifies rules that the TCEQ may implement upon future violation of the 1997 eight-hour ozone NAAQS. Included in the list are: the 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 114 Texas Low Emission Diesel (TxLED) compliant marine diesel rule, Chapter 115 volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission controls for storage tanks, and Chapter 117 nitrogen oxides (NOX) controls for combustion engines.
On August 8, 2013, the EPA published direct final approval (78 FR 48318) of the maintenance plan SIP revisions for Victoria County as meeting the requirements of Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA), §110(a)(1). The EPA’s approval of the revisions will be effective on October 7, 2013 without further notice unless adverse comment is received by September 9, 2013.