Tag: Clean Air Act

EPA Proposes to Retain NAAQS for Particulate Matter

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EPA Proposes to Retain NAAQS for Particulate Matter

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 14 announced its proposal to retain, without changes, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) including both fine particles (PM2.5) and coarse particles (PM10). 

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EPA Publishes New Formaldehyde Compliance Dates

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EPA Publishes New Formaldehyde Compliance Dates

It’s now official: The Environmental Protection Agency has set the new compliance dates for its formaldehyde emissions rule for composite wood products by publishing a notice today in the Federal Register.

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EPA Proposes NAAQS Requirements

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on November 17, 2016 0 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 2 proposed requirements for states and local jurisdictions to put in to effect the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone: standards that in some areas may limit construction time.

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Despite Court Stay, Clean Power Plan Continues to Unfold

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Despite Court Stay, Clean Power Plan Continues to Unfold

EPA has submitted the latest Clean Power Plan-related final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, even though the U.S. Supreme Court stayed implementation of the underlying regulation to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays EPA’s Clean Power Plan

In a highly unusual move, the U.S. Supreme Court last night halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan Rule, which requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emission from power plants located within their borders.

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Final Rule Published for Ozone Standards

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Final Rule Published for Ozone Standards

The final rule revising the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone has been published in the Federal Register. EPA revised the standard to 70 parts per billion (ppb) from the 75 ppb set in 2008.

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EPA Publishes Final Clean Power Plan; Seeks Comments on Related Rule

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EPA Publishes Final Clean Power Plan; Seeks Comments on Related Rule

The Clean Power Plan has been published in the federal register more than two months after the President and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the finalization of the rule. It goes into effect Dec. 22.

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19 Cities Still Miss the Mark on Ozone Standard

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19 Cities Still Miss the Mark on Ozone Standard

EPA has released a report determining that 19 metropolitan areas still have not met Clean Air Act requirements to limit ozone emissions, and the clock is ticking.

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White House Updates ‘Social Cost of Carbon’

White House Updates ‘Social Cost of Carbon’

In a July 2 blog post, Administration officials outlined material just released by the White House in the evolving effort to quantify the benefits of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Paradoxically called the social cost of carbon, this figure provides guidance for federal agencies in how to account for the long-term costs of every ton of CO2 emitted.

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Supreme Court Tells EPA to Consider Costs of Clean Air Act Regulation

Filed in Codes and Standards, Legal by on June 30, 2015 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wrongly chose to ignore the costs of a regulation when it promulgated a rule that would have cost $9.6 billion to implement, and deliver only $4-6 million in benefits.

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