Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DEP Supports New Ozone Standard At 70 ppb Or Below

The Department of Environmental Protection sent comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on March 17 formally supporting setting a new ozone pollution standard at 70 ppb or below, but noted EPA’s studies do not show adverse impacts at the 60 ppb level.
DEP’s comments also recommend EPA adopt methane emission standards to address background levels of ozone pollution saying adoption of such standards is “...necessary to assist states and tribes in making significant progress to attain the ozone standards….”
The comments conclude by saying, “EPA’s analysis shows that a level of 65 ppb achieves nearly three times the health benefits than the 70 ppb level.”
A copy of the letter is available online.
NewsClip: DEP Supports New EPA Ozone Standard

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