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Ozone Pollution

2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Section 126 Petitions

Extension of Deadline for Action on Section 126 Petitions from Delaware (4th Petition)
January 9, 2017 - EPA extended by six months the deadline to respond to a petition submitted by the state of Delaware under section 126 of the Clean Air Act. The petition requests that EPA make a finding that the Conemaugh Generating Station located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, is emitting air pollutants that significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) and the 2015 ozone NAAQS in Delaware.
 
 
Extension of Deadline for Action on Section 126 Petitions from Delaware (3rd Petition) and Maryland
December 15, 2016 - EPA is extending by six months the deadline to respond to petitions submitted by Delaware and Maryland under section 126 of the Clean Air Act. 
  • The petition from Delaware requests that EPA make a finding that the Homer City power station located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, is emitting air pollutants that significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2008 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone and the 2015 ozone NAAQS in Delaware.
  • The petition from Maryland requests that EPA make a finding that 36 electric generating units located in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are emitting air pollutants that significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2008 and the 2015 ozone NAAQS in Maryland.

Extension of Deadline for Action on Second Section 126 Petition from Delaware
September 19, 2016 - EPA is extending by six months the deadline to respond to a petition submitted by Delaware under section 126 of the Clean Air Act.  This petition requests that EPA make a finding that the Harrison power station located near Haywood, Harrison County, West Virginia, is emitting air pollutants that significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the 2008 and 2015 ozone national ambient airquality standards in Delaware.

Extension of Deadline for Action on the Section 126 Petition from Delaware
August 15, 2016 - EPA is extending by six months the deadline to respond to a petition submitted by Delaware under section 126 of the Clean Air Act.  The petition requests that EPA make a finding that the Brunner Island Steam Electric Station in York County, Pennsylvania, is emitting air pollutants that significantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in Delaware.

Extension of Deadline for Action on the Section 126 Petition from Connecticut
July 14, 2016 - EPA extended by six months the deadline to respond to a petition submitted by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection under section 126 of the Clean Air Act. The petition requests that EPA make a finding that the Brunner Island SteamElectric Station in York County, Pennsylvania, is emitting air pollutants thatsignificantly contribute to nonattainment or interfere with maintenance of the2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) in Connecticut.