API's Comments on Proposed Implementation of the 2015 NAAQS for Ozone
API filed comments on Monday, February 13, 2017, to EPA’s Proposed Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications and State Implementation Plan Requirements (81 Fed. Reg. 81,276 (Nov. 17, 2016)). API’s comments focus on how best EPA can facilitate a less burdensome transition between the 2008 and 2015 standards so states and businesses are not dealing with two sets of requirements and timetables simultaneously. Further, API urges EPA to utilize the full scope of its statutory authority to extend compliance flexibility to areas not presently attaining the 2008 standards. API comments also cover the complexities of attaining the stringent ozone standards given the scope of background ozone and the lack of currently available EPA tools for states to use in crafting successful State Implementation Plans.
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