EPA Plans To Revise Ozone Monitoring Rule

Law360, New York (July 16, 2009, 3:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering requiring greater ozone monitoring in less populated areas to ensure that ozone levels there do not exceed the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

In a notice published Thursday in the Federal Register, the EPA said it was soliciting public comments for the plan, which would primarily affect metropolitan statistical areas with populations of between 50,000 and 350,000.

Under current regulations, states are required to operate a minimum number of EPA-approved ozone monitors based on the population of their “metropolitan...
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