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Document Title/Subject:
Interstate Air Quality: Reducing Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone: Fact Sheet
Related Documents:
Proposed Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone
Signed by: Unsigned

Signature Date: December 17, 2003

Contact:
Scott Mathias
919-541-5310

Filename(s):
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t1/fact_sheets/iaq_ritfpmo_fs.pdf

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Regulatory Authority:
Title 1
Division/Director:
Air Quality Strategies and Standards Division (OAQPS) / Lydia Wegman
Submitted By:
whitfield.gail
OGC Contact:
Howard J. Hoffman
OGC Phone#:
202-564-5582
Internet Contact:
Jeff Clark
Document Type:
Fact Sheets
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
Ozone
PM
Keywords:
Emissions
Nitrogen oxides
Ozone
Particulate matter
Power plants
pollution transport
electric utilities
electric generating units
air pollution control
EGUs
SO2
NOx
PM2.5
Terms:
Air pollutants
Air quality
Abstract:
The EPA is proposing a rule known as the "Interstate Air Quality Rule". This action would dramatically reduce and permanently cap SO2 and NOx emissions in the eastern part of the US - where these pollutants cause the biggest problem. SO2 and NOx contribute to the formation of fine particles and ground-level ozone, pollutants that, together, are associated with thousands of premature deaths and illnesses each year. These pollutants also contribute to acid rain and regional haze. Reducing emissions of these pollutants will significantly address these health issues, in addition to improving visibility and protecting sensitive ecosystems. This file is a fact sheet summarizing

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