EPA Lets Some Particle Pollution Sources Skip Air Controls

May 31, 2019, 5:51 PM

State, local, and tribal air agencies now have the EPA’s backing to allow some sources of air pollution to avoid controls even if they are in areas violating federal air quality standards for the particles that form haze and smog.

Environmental Protection Agency guidance dated May 30 shows how states can allow certain facilities to avoid installing the controls for these fine airborne particles.

When a region is found to violate federal air quality standards for fine particles, the Clean Air Act requires states to impose controls on all pollution sources to reduce those levels. The guidance, which has ...

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