October 30, 2015
On October 1, 2015 the the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set the new national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone at 70 parts per billion, tightening the current standard of 75 parts per billion set in 2008.
EPA has published an interactive ozone map which identifies 241 counties in violation of the 2015 revised ozone standard based on 2012-2014 data. EPA will not designate areas as nonattainment based on the 2012-2014 data, but will likely use 2014-2016 data to determine area designations.
What this means to you
Ozone forms when oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) combine in the presence of sunlight. EPA’s Lower ozone standards of 70 ppm will likely require tighter limits on NOx and VOCs.
MIRATECH can help
Contact MIRATECH to learn about NOx and VOC control technologies for your engine.