ABSTRACT

Ozone and Particulate Matter Air Standards: EPA Review [Updated July 6, 2020]   [open pdf - 444KB]

From the Document: "The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review standards for national ambient air quality every five years. In 2018, EPA announced strategies to expedite the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) review while concurrently disbanding a pollutant-specific scientific review panel that has historically advised agency staff during their reviews. Although the CAA allows the EPA Administrator to specify the procedures for review of the NAAQS, past EPA reviews and revisions have garnered considerable congressional oversight. This In Focus discusses EPA's current NAAQS reviews for ozone and particulate matter (PM), which EPA had sought to complete in 2020, and issues of potential interest to Congress."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11288
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Date:
2020-07-06
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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