Tag: Nonattainment


EPA Makes Round 2 Final Area Designations for the 2010 1-Hour SO2 NAAQS: Impacts on Kentucky

On June 30, 2016 the EPA made its second round of designations for areas as “nonattainment,” “unclassifiable/attainment,” or “unclassifiable” for the 2010 Primary 1-Hour SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (SO2 NAAQS). This round of designations was required to be completed by July 2, 2016 as a result of a consent decree issued by the […]


LOUISVILLE FACES POSSIBLE NONATTAINMENT DESIGNATION WITH THE 2015 OZONE NAAQS

Monday June 13, 2016 marked the 9th day this year that the Louisville metropolitan area exceeded the 2015 revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone of 70 parts per billion (ppb). This ozone season (May 1st – September 30th) started with mild weather for derby week, but the recent heat wave lead to […]


OZONE STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION ACT OF 2016

The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has been assigned H.R. 4775 Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016, a bill that allows states to pursue cost-effective and practical implementation of EPA’s ozone standards. In March of 2008, the EPA revised the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone; however, due to litigation did not publish […]