EPN Comments on EPA’s Proposed Error Correction to NAAQS Non-attainment Designations for Sulfur Dioxide in Texas Counties

On September 23, 2019, EPN submitted comments objecting to EPA’s proposal to change the designation of three areas of Texas from “non-attainment” of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2) to “unclassifiable” based on alleged errors in the initial designations. Sulfur dioxide is a hazardous air pollutant that can cause serious respiratory and fertility problems. If finalized, this action would set a very dangerous precedent for the use of error correction rather than redesignation to change an air quality designation.

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