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EPA Relaxes Ozone-Season RVP Standard for Six Florida Counties

Posted Monday, June 2nd, 2014

In accordance with its prior proposed action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized regulatory revisions that relax the ozone-season Reid vapor pressure (RVP) standard for six Florida counties.  EPA previously imposed an ozone-season RVP standard of 9.0 psi statewide, except in Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Pinellas Counties, which were subject to a more stringent ozone-season RVP standard of 7.8 psi due to having been previously designated as nonattainment areas for the 1979 1-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS).  EPA’s revisions relax the ozone-season RVP standard for those six counties to 9.0 psi and follow its recent approval of revisions to Florida’s state implementation plan, which included, an identical relaxation of the ozone-season RVP standard.

The revisions become effective May 30, 2014.

For additional information, contact Andrew Holway.

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