H.R. 4775, Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
WHY THIS BILL MATTERS
Gives states tools to meet important new upcoming ozone and other air quality standards.
While ozone levels are down one-third since 1980 and continue to trend downward, states are faced with implementing multiple, stringent new standards simultaneously.
Protects public health while ensuring practical implementation issues are addressed.
BACKGROUND: The legislation allows states to pursue cost-effective and practical implementation of EPA’s ozone standards. Under the Clean Air Act’s NAAQS program, the EPA sets standards for criteria pollutants, including ground-level ozone. EPA initially established ozone...