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EPA To Seek Comment On Two Approaches To Classify Ozone Nonattainment Areas

Release Date: 10/23/2003
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John Millett 202-564-7842 /

(10/23/03) On Oct. 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency posted a pre-publication copy of a Federal Register notice that will seek public comment on additional approaches for classifying nonattainment areas for the 8-hour ozone standard. Upon publication, there will be a 15-day public comment period. Nonattainment classifications reflect the severity of an area’s ozone problem, establish requirements that nonattainment areas need to meet, and set deadlines for areas to meet the ozone standard. EPA is also considering its original proposals for classifying nonattainment areas. For additional information on the proposed implementation of the 8-hour ozone standard, go to: . For additional information on ozone designations, go to: .