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EPA Disbands Review Panels for Some Federal Air Quality Standards (1)

Oct. 12, 2018, 7:26 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency is getting rid of panels of outside scientists and engineers who for decades have reviewed and given advice on the federal air quality standards for ground-level ozone and fine particle pollution.

The EPA informed these experts via an Oct. 11 email, which was obtained by Bloomberg Environment, that their services were no longer needed.

The EPA’s seven-member Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee remains intact—and has five new members—but the panels that have served as advisory subcommittees of sorts are being disbanded.

The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee will now alone “serve as the body to review ...

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