EPA Promises Timely Guidance on Ozone Implementation

Oct. 5, 2015, 4:00 AM

As state and local regulators begin the process of implementing the Environmental Protection Agency’s new ozone standards of 70 parts per billion, it plans to issue updated guidance on permitting, pollution that crosses state lines and other issues.

The agency is planning updated guidance and rules to address several state concerns that were raised during the agency’s review of the ozone standards, including the handling of wildfires and other uncontrollable events, difficulties in demonstrating transportation conformity and the handling of background ozone that could potentially cause some areas to violate tighter ozone standards.

Janet McCabe, EPA acting administrator for air ...

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