[Comments on EPA Proposal to Designate New Nonattainment Areas]

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

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

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.

Nov 19, 2015

Nov 17, 2015

Nov 3, 2015

Oct 29, 2015

Oct 27, 2015

Oct 26, 2015

Oct 21, 2015

Sep 30, 2015

Sep 17, 2015

Sep 16, 2015

Looking for more? Browse all our products here