‘Shadow’ EPA Advisers Prepare To Review PM NAAQS Policy Options

September 27, 2019
Several former members of a disbanded EPA panel advising on national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) reviews are preparing the first meeting of a “shadow” advisory committee not affiliated with the agency, to review a draft EPA policy assessment (PA) that argues in favor of tightening the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. Although whatever the shadow panel decides on the adequacy of the existing PM2.5 limit will have no binding impact on the agency, it could help boost proponents of...

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