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Air Quality: EPA's 2013 Changes to the Particulate Matter (PM) Standard


This CRS report summarizes EPA's January 15, 2013, final and June 2012 proposed changes to the PM NAAQS and includes comparisons with previous (1997 and 2006) promulgated and proposed standards. Key actions leading up to the agency's determination, and potential issues and concerns associated with changing the PM2.5 annual standard, are also highlighted. For more information regarding issues and implementation of the PM2.5 NAAQS promulgated in 2006, see CRS Report RL34762, The National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter (PM): EPA's 2006 Revisions and Associated Issues, by Robert Esworthy, and CRS Report R40096, 2006 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5): Designating Nonattainment Areas, by Robert Esworthy.


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Air Quality: EPA's 2013 Changes to the Particulate Matter (PM) Standard  [Order No: R42934  Release Date: Feb 05,2013  Pages: 43]

Air Quality: EPA's 2013 Changes to the Particulate Matter (PM) Standard  [Order No: R42934  Release Date: Jan 23,2013  Pages: 43]