BRCAC has received an April 16 letter from EPA welcoming both BRCAC’s and CRPC’s expanded involvement in EPA’s Advance Program with respect to the Baton Rouge Metro area. Both organizations will now work on integrated efforts to reduce air pollutants that form both ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5).
DEQ has published it’s most recent ENewsLetter for March, 2013. The newsletter can be accessed here.
EPA has announced the availability of the “Integrated Science Assessment of Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (Final Report) as descrobed in the February 15, 2013 Federal Register Notice. More on the announcement here.
On February 14th, DEQ published the most recent issue of its ”Discover DEQ” newsletter. The issue features an article concerning the DEQ/BRCAC efforts to solicit public input into the state’s ozone attainment program. The article states, “DEQ and the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition encourage residents statewide to think about their own areas and environment and help to [...]
DEQ’s Vivian Aucoin was featured in a February 17 Sunday Advocate news article, “A Few Minutes With…Vivian H. Aucoin. She did a great job of characterizing the Baton Rouge area’s ozone attainment situation.
The GAO conducted a study of federal rules and found that 35 percent of “major” regulations – those with an economic impact of $100 million or more – are issued without a public comment period. More here.
A federal appeals court vacated EPA’s 2012 RFS mandates for cellulosic biofuels saying the agency erred in overly optimistic projections for the fuels. Story here.
On January 25th, EPA released the Third Edition of “America’s Children and the Environment”. Key findings indicate considerable improvements in health conditions of children. Press release here.
EPA has announced the launch of its new PM Advance program to complement its Ozone Advance Program. More details here.
EPA has published its final revisions to the annual health National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particles (PM2.5) to 12.0 micrograms per cubic meter. It has retained the existing standards for coarse particle pollution (PM10). EPA news release here.
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