US EPA Delays Implementation of New Ozone Standards; Extends Air Quality Plan Deadlines by One Year

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to delay the implementation of new ground-level ozone standard enacted during the Obama administration. Following the decision, letters were sent to state governors to let each state know the EPA would delay the deadline for air quality plan submittals (to meet the new standard) for one year. Providence has issued a PROVision to interpret what this decision means for the Greater Baton Rouge area. Click HERE to read our insight.

More information from the US EPA regarding the extended deadline of the 2015 ozone NAAQS area designations can be found here.