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Sulfur Dioxide Designations

Sulfur Dioxide Designations - Regulatory Actions

Round 3 Area Designations

EPA Supplemental Amendment for the Third Round of SO2 Area Designations

March 28, 2018 - EPA is withdrawing the designation of Unclassifiable for the Citrus County, Florida, area that the EPA originally issued on December 21, 2017, and establishing a designation of Attainment/Unclassifiable.  Learn More

EPA Completes Third Round of SO2 Area Designations

December 21, 2017 - After reviewing all available data and information, EPA is completing a third round of area designations.  Learn More

Intended Area Designations

August 22, 2017 - In response to recommendations from state and tribal representatives, EPA has sent letters to state and tribal leaders outlining the area designations the agency intends to complete by December 31, 2017, for the 2010 primary standard for sulfur dioxide.  Learn More

Round 2 Area Designations

EPA Responds to Reconsideration Requests for Areas in Texas

September 21, 2017 - EPA responds to a petition requesting action on area designations in Texas.  Learn More

EPA Responds to Petition for Error Correction for Williamson County, Illinois

September 21, 2017 - EPA responds to a petition requesting action on area designations in Illinois.  Learn More

EPA Responds to Reconsideration Requests for Areas in Illinois, Missouri and Ohio

January 18, 2017 - EPA is taking action on three petitions requesting the Agency to reconsider certain area designations for the 2010 health based sulfur dioxide air quality standard.  Learn More

EPA Supplements Second Round of SO2 Area Designations

November 29, 2016 - EPA supplements second round area designations with additional designations for Texas.  Learn More

EPA Completes Second Round of SO2 Area Designations

June 30, 2016 - After reviewing all available data and information, EPA is completing a second round of area designations.  Learn More

Intended Area Designations

February 17, 2016 - In response to recommendations from state and tribal representatives, EPA has sent letters to state and tribal leaders outlining the area designations the agency intends to complete by July 2, 2016, for the 2010 primary standard for sulfur dioxide.  Learn More

Round 1 Area Designations

EPA Completes Initial Round of SO2 Nonattainment Designations

July 25, 2013 - After reviewing input on initial nonattainment designations, EPA is designating parts of 16 states as nonattainment for the 2010 sulfur dioxide standard. EPA will address the designations for all other areas in separate actions in the future.  Learn More

Recommendations for Areas to be Designated “Nonattainment” for the 2010 National Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide

February 7, 2013 - In response to recommendations from state and tribal representatives, EPA sent letters to state and tribal leaders outlining the areas it is considering designating as “nonattainment” for the 2010 primary standard for sulfur dioxide.  Learn More

EPA Extends Date of Designations for 2010 Primary SO2 Standard

July 27, 2012 - EPA is extending the deadline for area designations for the 2010 primary SO2 standard by up to 1 year due to having insufficient information to make initial area designations at this time. With this extension, EPA is required to complete initial designations by June 3, 2013. Learn More