February 26, 2016
The Ohio EPA announced it will hold a public hearing March 3, 2016 to take comments on its plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that the Cincinnati area meets the federal air quality standard for ground-level ozone.
Air quality data collected between 2012 and 2014 demonstrates the area is now meeting the eight-hour ozone standard. When asking for redesignation states are required to demonstrate that the metropolitan area will be able to maintain compliance with the ozone standard for 10 years. Current air pollution controls to limit ozone-causing emissions will enable the area to maintain the air quality.
During the hearing the public can submit oral or written comments on the proposed redesignation request and maintenance plan. More information about Cincinnati’s redesignation request is available on Ohio EPA’s Website.
What this means to you
Ohio plans to ask U.S. EPA to officially recognize that the Cincinnati area meets the federal air quality standard for ground-level ozone.
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