EPA Staff Recommends Retaining Ozone NAAQS, As Agency Delays Rule

March 2, 2023
EPA staff is again recommending that the agency leave unchanged its national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone, as the agency is also delaying proposal of a rule to retain or alter the standards until next spring, with a final decision slated for the end of 2024 -- days before the end of President Joe Biden’s current term. The staff recommendations are a rejection of calls from environmentalists to significantly tighten the ozone standard, a move that could indirectly...

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