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ozone NAAQS

H.R. 4000, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit denied petitions for review of EPA decisions regarding nonattainment designations under the 2008 ozone NAAQS. Several states, counties, industrial entities, and environmental organizations petitioned the court...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit held that EPA's regulations implementing the 2008 NAAQS for ozone exceed the Agency’s authority under the CAA. In 2008, EPA revised and strengthened the standards for ozone pursuant to the CAA. One of the revisions...

Sierra Club v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Seventh Circuit denied a petition for review challenging EPA’s decisions to redesignate three geographic areas—Milwaukee-Racine, Greater Chicago, and the Illinois portion of the St. Louis area—as having attained the 1997 NAAQS for...

H.R. 4947, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

S. 2514, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Sierra Club v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court denied industry groups' motion to intervene in a CAA citizen suit concerning EPA's alleged failure to review the ozone NAAQS in a timely manner. The underlying lawsuit concerns whether EPA has failed to perform a...

Mississippi v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit remanded for reconsideration EPA's revisions to the secondary, welfare-based NAAQS for ozone, but denied petitions challenging revisions to the primary, health-based ozone NAAQS. Primary standards set limits to protect...

With Great Power Comes Clear Accountability: Presidential Influence Over the Ozone NAAQS Reconsideration

ELR Article

In early September 2011, President Barack Obama rejected EPA’s draft rule to reconsider the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) based on the OIRA’s recommendation. The letter from OIRA Administrator Cass Sunstein...

77 FR 30088

ELR Federal Agency Update