States Submit Comments on Proposed Ozone Standards
The comment period closed for the EPA's proposed update to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone on March 17th. Based on recommendations from EPA’s science advisers and staff, the EPA is expected to announce a more stringent standard, likely in the range of 70 to 60 parts per billion, down from the 2008 standard of 75 parts per billion. A stricter ozone requirement could be a challenge for some states and counties to attain, creating areas of noncompliance around the U.S. accompanied by a hefty price tag. State environmental agencies, the agencies responsible for developing compliance plans, had much to say about the EPA proposal and most states submitted comments.
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See other CSG resources related to the proposed NAAQs revision for ground-level ozone:
- EPA Rolls Out Proposal to Lower Existing Ozone Standards (blog)
- How Clean is Clean Enough? A Look at EPA's Upcoming Ozone Regulations (recorded webinar presentation)
- States Face Regulation of New Ozone Emissions Rules (article)