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EPA Plans to Implement 2008 Ozone Standard

1:27 PM MDT | September 26, 2011 | Kara Sissell

EPA administrator Lisa Jackson told lawmakers last week the agency will move to implement the 2008 national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone, a decision that helps clarify the agency’s intent following the Obama administration’s decision to drop plans to finalize a more stringent standard. In 2008, EPA tightened its ozone NAAQS, reducing the eight-hour standard to 0.075 parts per million (ppm), from 0.084 ppm. EPA under the Obama administration had sought a more stringent standard because the 2008 rule fell short of recommendations from...

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