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Improving EPA’s Latest Ozone Transport Rule

Acoel

It marks the seventh round of NOx controls for the EGU sector since 1990. The agency’s air quality modeling indicates that most areas would receive an ozone reduction of less than 0.1 enjoyed ozone reductions of 3 to 5 ppb or more. Ozone concentrations in over 70 percent (i.e., ppb by 2025. EPA estimated that: .

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Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control hosts Program Advisory Group Meeting

Vorys Law

On January 20, 2021, the Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) hosted a “Program Advisory Group” (PAG) meeting via Microsoft Teams to inform interested stakeholders of recent and upcoming DAPC activities. This post focuses on Ohio EPA’s anticipated regulatory changes to address non-attainment of the 2015 Ozone NAAQS.

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State Air Regulations Can Go Above and Beyond National Standards 

Legal Planet

States and local air quality regulators have the legal authority to set particulate matter (PM), ozone, and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions standards and adopt regulations for these pollutants when they are already in attainment of the national ambient air quality standards ( NAAQS ) set by the U.S.

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EPA: Power Plant, Pipeline, Cement, Paper, Glass And Other Industries In PA, Other States Face Tighter NOx Standards Under EPA’s Final Good Neighbor Rule

PA Environment Daily

Beginning in the 2026 ozone season, EPA is setting enforceable NOX emissions control requirements for certain sources at existing and new industrial facilities that have significant impacts on downwind air quality and the ability to install cost-effective pollution controls.

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DEP Issues $1.1 Million Civil Penalty To Equitrans For Violations Related To The Uncontrolled Venting Of 1.1 Billion Cubic Feet Of Gas From The Rager Mountain Gas Storage Area In Cambria County

PA Environment Daily

The total civil penalty assessments include $350,000 for air quality violations, which is the maximum civil penalty assessment allowable under the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act, and $764,000 pursuant to Pennsylvania’s oil and gas and solid waste laws.

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EPA Proposes Rejection of San Joaquin Valley Air District PM2.5 SIP Submittal

Legal Planet

As we explained in our brief, under the federal Clean Air Act, states are required to submit SIPs detailing strategies to come into attainment with federal air quality standards for pollutants like ozone and PM2.5.

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EPA’s Power Plant Carbon Rules Are Critical—and Complex. Here’s What to Know, and What to Watch.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Specifically, while the Court did not ultimately rule out all possible interventions beyond direct pollution controls at individual sources, it did make clear that direct pollution controls were the clearest course, meaning that moving forward, EPA is likely to devise BSER based on things that can be applied “at or to” a polluting facility.