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Ozone Pollution

Proposed Action on Clean Air Act Section 126 Petitions from Delaware and Maryland

EPA is proposing to deny five petitions submitted under section 126 of the Clean Air Act.  The state of Delaware submitted four of these petitions.  Maryland submitted one. These petitions sought reductions in emissions of ozone-forming nitrogen dioxide (NOx) from specific power plants in the upwind states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The Agency has concluded that neither Delaware nor Maryland has met their burden to demonstrate that the sources they named emit or would emit ozone forming pollutants at levels that violate the Clean Air Act’s good neighbor provision for the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards.  In addition, EPA’s independent analysis, does not show a violation of the good neighbor provision of the Clean Air Act. 

EPA will accept comment on this proposed action until July 23, 2018In addition, EPA will hold a public hearing on this proposal at the EPA offices in Washington, DC .  See details on the hearing and the preliminary speakers list below. 

Proposal:  Response to Clean Air Act Section 126(b) Petitions from Delaware and Maryland

Notice of Public Hearing:  Response to Clean Air Act Section 126(b) Petitions from Delaware and Maryland

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