2015 Ozone NAAQS Designation Deadline Extension

On June 21, EPA Administrator Pruitt signed a Federal Register action to extend the deadline for area designations for the 2015 ozone NAAQS designations. The signed action, a fact sheet, and example letter sent to Governors is posted on the ozone designations website:

https://www.epa.gov/ozone-designations/extension-deadline-area-designations-2015-ozone-standards

STAQS2017 Registration Now Open

The STAQS2017 website has been updated and registration is now open:

The Southern Transportation and Air Quality Summit 2017 is an event sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and EPA Regions 4 and 6.

The purpose of the Summit is to bring together stakeholders from both the transportation and air quality communities to discuss current and coming regulatory environment, technologies and current practices vital to the field of air quality and transportation. The summit is geared to practitioners involved with public agencies at all levels.

A host of speakers from within the southern and eastern regions will present a number of key topics, best practices and latest information vital to transportation, planning and air quality professionals. The registration fee is $75.00 per person.

www.nctcog.org/STAQS2017-DFW

EPA HQ News Release – 2015 O3 Designations

On June 6, EPA Administrator Pruitt sent a letter to governors to inform them of EPA’s efforts related to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone promulgated in October 2015.  EPA is extending the deadline for promulgating initial area designations, by one year, for the 2015 ozone NAAQS.

This news release is the full extent of information that EPA Regional offices have received on the subject.

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-extend-deadline-2015-ozone-naaqs-area-designations

Recent Additions to the OTAQ Web site for May 2017

Please see the list below of new items on the OTAQ’s site in May 2017
You can also access these new items via the link:

https://www.epa.gov/air-pollution-transportation/press-releases-federal-register-notices-and-recent-announcements-epas#tab-3