Tag: Ozone

Important 2015 Ozone NAAQS Update

On December 20, 2017, Kentucky and other states were notified by EPA of the areas that the Agency intends to designate as nonattainment for the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (Ozone NAAQS).  These nonattainment designations are EPA’s preliminary response to the 2016 area recommendations submitted by states and are not final.  Kentucky and […]

Smith Management Group to Speak at A&WMA November Workshop

The Kentucky Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is hosting an Environmental Workshop to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, November 10, 2017.  Stewart McCollam will be giving a talk titled, 2015 OZONE NAAQS IMPLEMENTATION:L What’s Going On?  Hope you can join us! Stewart McCollam is a Professional Engineer in our […]

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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 […]

New Ozone Air Quality Requirements

What may prove to be EPA’s most far reaching and costly regulatory package yet, the agency published National Ambient Air Quality Regulations for Ozone on October 1. What will make this rule difficult to comply with is the very nature of ozone itself. Ozone comes from chemical reactions among ozone precursors (nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide […]

Ozone-The Other EPA Fast Train Approaching

While we try to figure out EPA’s new approach to regulating carbon dioxide, we should keep a very sharp eye on what they intend to do about ozone.  Believe it or not, their ozone proposal may be more far reaching than the carbon dioxide regulations. On December 17, 2014, EPA published its proposal for revising […]