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EPA Proposes Action on Review of Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead

Posted Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

On January 5, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule determining that the existing national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for lead continue to adequately protect public health, and therefore, the current standards should be retained without revision. EPA’s review of the existing lead NAAQS is required by the Clean Air Act, which requires EPA to review existing NAAQS every five years to determine whether any revisions are appropriate. The existing lead NAAQS was promulgated by EPA following its last review in 2008. The deadline to submit comments on EPA’s proposal is April 6, 2015.
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