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PM2.5 NAAQS Implementation - Guidance Documents

Information provided for informational purposes onlyNote: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

EPA issues Policy Memoranda and Technical Guidance for use by Federal, regional, state, tribal, and local agencies to implement the NAAQS for all criteria pollutants. The list compiles the policy and guidance documents that relate specifically to PM2.5 alone or PM2.5 and PM10. Many of these documents are also posted on the Office of Air & Radiation's Policy and Guidance webpage, www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/, along with documents pertaining to the other criteria pollutants. Documents describing monitoring and data handling requirements for PM2.5 shown here are also posted on the Ambient Monitoring Technology Information Center (AMTIC) webpage, http://www.epa.gov/ttn/amtic.

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WITHDRAWN - Implementation Guidance for the 2006 24-Hour Fine Particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) 03-02-12 PDF file

Withdrawal of Implementation Guidance for the 2006 24-Hour Fine Particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)

06-06-13 PDF file
  National Air Quality Standards for Fine Particles: Guidance for Designating Areas 4-3-03 PDF file
"2002 Base Yr. Emission Inventory SIP Planning: 8-hr Ozone, PM 2.5 and Regional Haze Programs" memo signed Nov. 18, 2002 11-18-02 PDF file
Draft Guidance for Demonstrating Attainment of Air Quality Goals for PM2.5 and Regional Haze 1-2-01 PDF file
  Additional Guidance on PM2.5 Cassette Handling and Transportation, signed Jan.19, 2000 2-7-00 PDF file
  Use of Collocated PM2.5 Data and Parameter Occurrence Codes, signed Dec. 21, 1999 2-7-00 PDF file
A copy of the OAQPS/EMAD J. David Mobley 1/19/00 memorandum, "Additional Guidance on PM2.5 Cassette Handling and Transportation" 1-20-00 PDF file
  Economic Incentive Programs: Improving Air Quality With Economic Incentive Programs: Final Guidance 1-19-00 PDF file
  Stationary Sources: Voluntary Measures Policy 1-19-00 PDF file
A copy of the OAQPS/EMAD J. David Mobley 12/21/99 memorandum "Use of Collocated PM2.5 Data and Parameter Occurrence Codes" 1-3-00 PDF file
  Emissions Inventory Guidance for Implementation of Ozone and Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and Regional Haze Regulations - Cover Memo, Signed May 13, 1999 7-8-99 PDF file
Emissions Inventory Guidance for Implementation of Ozone and Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and Regional Haze Regulations, Signed May 13, 1999 7-8-99 PDF file
  Guideline on Data Handling Conventions for the PM NAAQS - Cover Memo, signed May 11, 1999 5-11-99 PDF file
  Guideline on Data Handling Conventions for the PM NAAQS, signed May 11, 1999 5-11-99 PDF file
  Proposed Implementation Guidance for the Revised Ozone and Particulate Matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the Regional Haze Program, signed Nov. 17, 1998 11-17-98 PDF file
  Memo announcing Interim Air Quality Policy on Wildland and Prescribed Fires, signed May 19, 1998 5-19-98 PDF file
  Interim Air Quality Policy on Wildland and Prescribed Fires, signed May 18, 1998 5-19-98 PDF file
  Interim use of PM10 as a surrogate for PM2.5 in meeting NSR 10-24-97 PDF file
Final Particulate Matter NAAQS 7-17-97 PDF file

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