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Area Designations for 2008 Lead Standards

Regulatory Actions

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This page contains a list of regulatory actions and correspondence related to the 2008 Lead standard.

EPA Completes Second Round of Lead Nonattainment Designations

November 8, 2011 – The EPA designated the remaining areas as meeting or not meeting the 2008 lead standards based on data from 2008 - 2010.

Final Rule (PDF) (24pp, 229kb) - Federal Register - November 22, 2011
Fact Sheet (PDF) (3pp, 90kb)
Map of nonattainment areas for 2008 lead standards
List of areas designated as nonattainment (PDF) (1pg, 54kb)
Response to Comment (PDF) (14pp, 570kb)

EPA Shares Plans for Second Round of Lead Designations

June 15, 2011 – In response to recommendations from state and local tribal representatives, EPA has sent letters outlining the areas it is considering designating as “nonattainment”, "unclassifiable/attainment", or "unclassifiable" for the second round of designations for the lead standards.

Federal Register Notice (PDF) (3pp, 196kb) - Federal Register Notice - June 21, 2011
Fact Sheet (PDF) (3pp, 44kb)
Map of EPA responses to lead recommendations
Table showing comparison of State/Tribal recommendations and EPA responses

EPA Completes Initial Round of Lead Nonattainment Designations

November 16, 2010 After reviewing input on initial nonattainment designations, EPA designates parts of 17 counties in 11 states as nonattainment for the 2008 lead standards. EPA will defer all other designations decisions until October 2011 so that additional lead air quality data can be collected and evaluated.

Final Rule (PDF) (12pp, 184kb) - Federal Register - November 22, 2010
Fact Sheet
Map of EPA initial nonattainment designations
List of areas designated nonattainment on Nov. 16, 2010
Response to Comment (PDF) (17pp, 70kb)

Recommendations for Areas to be Designated Nonattainment for the 2008 Lead National Air Quality Standards

June 15, 2010 – In response to recommendations from state and local tribal representatives, EPA has sent letters outlining the areas it is considering designating as “nonattainment” for the lead standards.

Read Correspondence between EPA and State and Tribal Representatives
Fact Sheet
Lead designations memo to EPA regions (PDF) (3 pp, 732kb)
Map of EPA responses to lead recommendations
Table showing comparison of State/Tribal recommendations and EPA responses

 

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