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‘Aggressive Schedule’ May Hurt EPA Air Pollution Review: Science Advisers

Nov. 29, 2018, 8:51 PM

EPA science advisers are concerned that an “aggressive schedule” could compromise the agency’s review of federal ozone air pollution standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to complete its review of the 2015 standards for ozone—a known lung irritant—by 2020 with the help of its seven-member Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee.

Members of the committee, which is charged with reviewing key scientific assessments for revising or retaining the ozone standards, said they may not have enough time and expertise to meet this deadline and still maintain the review’s scientific integrity. Their comments came Nov. 29 during the committee’s first public ...

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