EPA approves re-designation of the Greenville-Spartanburg Area Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Standard.

July 10, 2018

On June 4, 2018 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is taking final action to approve the state of South Carolina’s request to re-designate the Greenville-Spartanburg Area from unclassifiable to attainment/unclassifiable for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) standard.

“Obtaining this standard is a great achievement for the Greenville-Spartanburg area,” said EPA Region 4 Administrator Trey Glenn. “Clean air in these communities is evidence of the collaboration and hard work of all parties involved.”

For over 20 years, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has worked collaboratively with EPA and other stakeholders to develop strategies for achieving and maintaining compliance with PM2.5 standards across the state. The Greenville-Spartanburg Area that is being re-designated is comprised of Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg Counties.

“The re-designation showing that Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson Counties is meeting the PM2.5 standard is a positive milestone for South Carolina,” said Rhonda Thompson, Chief of the SCDHEC Bureau of Air Quality. “South Carolina appreciates the EPA revisiting the unclassifiable designation and concurring that we have years of data showing we meet the standard.”

What this means to you
On June 4, 2018 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is taking final action to approve the state of South Carolina’s request to re-designate the Greenville-Spartanburg Area from unclassifiable to attainment/unclassifiable for the 1997 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) standard.

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