Environmental Protection Agency: Clean Air Fine Particle Implementation Rule
GAO-07-810R: May 10, 2007
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on clean air fine particle implementation. GAO found that (1) the final rule requires states and tribal governments to develop plans to implement the 1997 fine particle (PM 2.5) national ambient air quality standards pursuant to the Clean Air Act and also requires that by April 5, 2008, each state and tribal government having a nonattainment area must submit to EPA an attainment demonstration and have adopted regulations ensuring that the area will attain the standards as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than 2015; and (2) EPA complied with all applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.