Federal Register - "Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications Approach"

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Title: Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications Approach Source: Federal Register Data/Action: Environmental Protection Agency (Final Rule) Date: 3/9/2018 Text Preview: ...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 51 [EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0202; FRL-9975-23-OAR] RIN 2060-AT41 Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications Approach AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: In this final rule, the EPA... ...District v. Environmental Protection Agency, 472 F.3d 882 (D.C. Cir. 2006) at 896-898. The EPA subsequently retained the PATS approach in its... ...EPA utilized the PATS approach for classifying areas under the 1997 and 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS, in large part, for its straightforward translation of the classification thresholds established by Congress in CAA Table 1 (81 FR 81283). As noted by commenters, the EPA's original PATS classification approach for the 8- hour ozone NAAQS was challenged in litigation and upheld by the Court. See South Coast Air Quality Management District v. Environmental Protection Agency, 472 F.3d 882 (D.C. Cir. 2006) at 896-898. For these reasons, and despite concerns raised by commenters, the EPA...

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