Definitions for "State Implementation Plan"
Keywords:  caa, naaqs, ambient, sip, epa
A plan mandated by the CAA that contains procedures to monitor, control, maintain, and enforce compliance with the NAAQS.
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA sets national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), while states are responsible for deciding precisely how to achieve the standards, subject to review and approval by EPA. State implementation plans are EPA-approved state plans that detail how the state will ensure its air quality will comply with the NAAQS. (See also "Delegation").
A plan that each state must submit to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the CAA to demonstrate compliance with NAAQS.
A complex and voluminous document that contains comprehensive emission inventories, proposed control strategies, demonstration of modeling/calculation results, summaries of regulatory authority, description of monitoring programs, and enforcement procedures.