EPA Tightens Standard On Sulfur Dioxide Emissions

Law360, New York (June 3, 2010, 5:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a stricter air quality standard for sulfur dioxide Thursday, the agency's first move to tighten standards for the pollutant in almost 40 years.

The final new health standard puts the national one-hour standard at 75 parts per billion, and also strengthens monitoring and reporting requirements for the emissions.

The goal for the new standard is to protect people from short-term exposure ranging from five minutes to 24 hours, the EPA said. Current research indicates that those types of short-term exposures...
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