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The 2016 Update for the Baton Rouge Clean Air Action Report Completed

The 2016 update for the Baton Rouge Area Clean Air Action Report prepared by the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition for EPA’s Ozone and PM Advance Program has been completed and distributed to BRCAC stakeholders.  The update can be accessed here.


Revised Proposed Rule AQ365 Scheduled for Hearing March 29th

Substantive changes to proposed rule AQ365 (Emission Reduction Credits From Mobile Sources) was published February 20th.  The comment deadline and public hearing date are March 29th.  The proposed rule with changes may be found here AQ365S.


New ERC Information Resources Center Website Up and Open for Review

To all our stakeholders and other interested parties: The ERC Information Resources Center is now up and available for review.  It is brand new and is a work in progress.  We would greatly appreciate your review comments and any suggestions you might have to improve value of the website for potential users.  The URL for […]


The Emissions Reduction Credits Banking Conference a Resounding Success

The Emissions Reduction Credits Banking Conference sponsored by BRCAC and DEQ on January 26 was a resounding success. The conference held at DEQ’s Conference Center attracted over 130 registrants interested in learning about the implications of a proposal to expand DEQ’s banking rule to include eligibility for emission reduction credits (ERC) projects to mobile sources […]


Baton Rouge Area Redesignated to Attainment for the 2008 Federal Ozone Standard

Now it is officially official. The Baton Rouge area is in attainment of the 2008 federal ozone standard. EPA published their proposed redesignation of the area to attainment on November 4th and, after a period to take comments, published their final approval of redesignation December 27th. Congratulations to the Baton Rouge community!


30-Year History of Baton Ozone Described in Recent Article

A good summary of progress made in improving air quality in the Baton Rouge area is contained in a recent article by Mark Sather (EPA Region 6) and Kevin Cavender (EPA, OAQPS) entitled, “Trends analyses of 30 years of ambient 8 hour ozone and precursor monitoring data in the South Central U.S.:  progress and challenges” […]


Redesignation Update

DEQ has recently received a letter from Wren Stenger, Multimedia Division Director EPA Region 6, to Dr. Chuck C. Brown, Secretary of LDEQ…


2015 Advance Report Update for the Baton Rouge Area Submitted to EPA

The 2015 update of the Baton Rouge Advance Report has recently been submitted to EPA.  This joint effort by the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition, Capital Region Planning Commission, and Louisiana Clean Fuels details voluntary efforts to improve air quality (principally ozone and particulate matter) for the Baton Rouge area.  A copy of the report can […]


Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Allow Cost Effective and Practical Implementation of Ozone Standards

According to a March 17 press release from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, a bipartisan bill, H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016, was introduced to allow cost effective and practical implementation of EPA ozone standards. In the release, it is stated that The Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016 seeks […]


Amicus Brief Asks D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to Vacate EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”

Thirty-nine lawsuits seeking review of EPA’s Final “Clean Power Plan” Rule have been consolidated in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  On February 9th The Final Rule was stayed by the Supreme Court.  The D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the consolidated cases on June 2nd.  An Amicus Brief has been filed by 34 Senators and […]

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