Cross State Air Pollution Rule

The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) is a federal implementation plan to reduce the interstate transport of air pollutants across state boundaries. The federal CSAPR programs replace the Clean Air Interstate Rule programs (CAIR). A December 2008 court decision kept the requirements of CAIR in place temporarily, but directed EPA to issue a new rule to implement the Clean Air Act requirements concerning interstate transport of air pollution. The CSAPR is designed to implement these Clean Air Act requirements and respond to the court's concerns. CSAPR takes effect January 1, 2015; CAIR will be implemented through the 2014 compliance periods, and then replaced by the CSAPR.

Because the CAIR programs no longer exist, the Division of Air Quality intends to repeal the CAIR provisions set forth in 45CSR39, 45CSR40 and 45CSR41 during the 2016 session of the West Virginia Legislature.

For more information on CSAPR, click here.

Contact Information

Laura Crowder, Director of the Division of Air Quality
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Quality
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 x41253