Tag Archives: Ozone

EPA Strengthens Ozone Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone earlier this month. The ozone standard was updated from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb. Ozone is created when nitrogen oxides react … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Updates to Ozone Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to strengthen ground-level ozone, or smog, standards.  The EPA proposed a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb) while also taking comments on a level as low as 60 ppb. The … Continue reading

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Air Regulation Changes – Do They Affect Your Facility?

On May 19, 2007, the revised air quality Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations were published in Pennsylvania. These revisions were made as a result of EPA’s 2002 amendments to the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and NNSR regulations. … Continue reading

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State Specific News – August 2007

Get bored looking through all those news updates from your state? We’ve done it for you! Below are what we felt were the significant regulation updates for the past month. New Jersey: Diesel Powered Motor Vehicles: Final rule establishes a … Continue reading

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EPA Refrigeration Recycling Regulations Section 608 of the CAA, regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F)

Some refrigerants have been proven to deplete our stratospheric ozone layer and are regulated under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. The regulated refrigerants include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and their blends. These materials are found in common … Continue reading

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Ground Level Ozone

Ground level ozone is a pollutant formed by the interaction of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the presence of sunlight. Exposure to ground level ozone has been linked with respiratory ailments and the aggravation of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Air Quality and Compliance Improving in Pennsylvania

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP) 1998 Annual Report, both air quality and the compliance rate for air quality regulations/programs have improved since 1997. PADEP reports that in 1998, the one-hour ozone standards were exceeded just 12 … Continue reading

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