The Ambient Standard Designation Process - What to Know (Part 1)

23m | Mar 16, 2022

In this episode, we discuss the process that state agencies follow when evaluating a new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We discuss the steps in the NAAQS designation process that state agencies take and the aspects of the process the facilities should be attentive to. We address the ambient data that state agencies utilize for designations, the concept of exceptional events, the state agency personnel that are typically involved in the process, the begin to cover the levers that state agencies can pull to bring an area for nonattainment to attainment. The NAAQS designation process is something that all stakeholders in the process should understand due to its importance in influencing permitting requirements in a given geographic area.

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