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EPA Extends Public Comment Period on the Proposed Lead Air Quality Standards

Release Date: 07/17/2008
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn, (202) 564-4355 / Dale Kemery, (202) 564-4355 / En español, Lina Younes, (202) 564-4355 /

(7/17/08) EPA is extending the deadline for public comments on the proposed National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead from July 21, 2008, to Aug. 4, 2008. EPA will now issue final standards by Oct. 15, 2008. This new date will allow the agency time to carefully review and consider public comments.

On May 1, 2008, EPA proposed to strengthen the standards to reflect the latest scientific information about lead and human health.
For more information on these proposed standards and instructions on submitting written comments, visit: