The Clean Air Act states that an area can be redesignated to attainment if specific conditions are met. This document demonstrates that all CAA requirements for attainment have been met, summarizes the progress of the area in attaining the PM10 standard, demonstrates that the Bullhead City area qualifies for EPA’s Clean Data Policy and Limited Maintenance Plan option, and includes a maintenance plan to assure continued attainment for ten years after the redesignation. This document includes a formal request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to redesignate the Bullhead City, Arizona PM10 nonattainment area to attainment for the health-based 24-hour average and annual average PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard.
In addition, this document includes a formal request to revise the nonattainment area boundary, as currently defined in 40 CFR 81.303, to exclude three townships (108 square miles) in the east and south of the nonattainment area. The rationale for eliminating the three townships is that the land contains undisturbed desert terrain. The majority of the three townships is federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and state land managed by the Arizona State Land Department. Analyses included in this document show that ambient air quality measurements have remained below the NAAQS for PM10, and both the 24-hour average design value and annual average PM10 design value are below EPA’s LMP allowable limits. This document also demonstrates that the emission reduction control measures responsible for the air quality improvement are both permanent and enforceable.
- Bullhead City Moderate Area PM10 Maintenance Plan and Request for Redesignation to Attainment