EPA Calls Out 16 National Lead Hot Spots

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 3:01 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday identified 16 areas across the country it says have failed to abide by the stringently revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead.

The areas, which are spread across 11 states, have been designated as nonattainment because 2007-2009 air quality monitoring data showed that they did not meet the agency’s health-based standards regarding lead under the Clean Air Act, the EPA said in a statement.

Areas designated as not meeting the standard will need to develop and implement plans...
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