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