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EPA Seeks Data Review to Assess Remaining Air Toxics Risks from 22 Industry Sectors

Release Date: 03/26/2007
Contact Information: John Millett, 202-564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C. - March 26, 2007). EPA is soliciting public comment on data the agency intends to use in analyzing risks from air toxics emitted from 22 industrial sectors. EPA will use the data to conduct risk analyses to determine if additional standards are needed to address remaining risks from the 22 sectors. In addition, EPA will perform a technology review for each sector.
The agency seeks comment on toxic air pollutant emissions estimates and other information. The data will help EPA scientists estimate airborne pollutant concentrations. Following review of comments received, EPA plans to update the data, as appropriate, and estimate remaining risks.
These analyses are required by the Clean Air Act as part of the process to assess the risks remaining after these industrial sectors have complied with earlier technology based emission standards.
Today’s action announces EPA’s approach and requests public comments.  EPA will accept comments for 60 days following publication of the notice in the Federal Register. 
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