Natural Resources and Environment:

[Comments on EPA Proposal to Designate New Nonattainment Areas]

B-208593.3: Published: Aug 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on an amendment to a continuing resolution, specifically whether it supported the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposals to: (1) redesignate some attainment areas as nonattainment; and (2) expand the boundaries of existing ozone and carbon monoxide nonattainment areas to encompass the outlying portions of some larger metropolitan areas. GAO believes that: (1) EPA should present its proposed list of nonattainment areas to the state governors and request action under the Clean Air Act statutory process; and (2) the amendment contained no authority for EPA to attach nonattainment status to localities whose air quality met the standards by annexing them to nonattainment areas.

Mar 2, 2015

Feb 27, 2015

Feb 13, 2015

Feb 12, 2015

Jan 21, 2015

Jan 15, 2015

Jan 14, 2015

Nov 20, 2014

Nov 17, 2014

Oct 16, 2014

Looking for more? Browse all our products here