12 States Don't Meet Lead Targets For Air Quality: EPA

Law360, New York (June 16, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving closer to cracking down on states that contain areas that do not meet more stringent revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards for lead.

On Tuesday the agency sent letters to state and tribal representatives critiquing initial recommendations on boundaries for areas within 12 states — Pennsylvania, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, Missouri, Arizona and California — that are under consideration for a nonattainment designation.

The EPA has initially listed 20 partial counties as potential nonattainment areas...
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