Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed to deny a petition submitted by the state of New York under section 126(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The petition asks EPA to determine that more than 350 identified sources in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia emit air pollutants that significantly contribute to problems with attaining and maintaining the 2008 and 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards in parts of New York.
The EPA has concluded that New York has not met its burden to demonstrate that the named sources emit or would emit ozone forming pollutants at levels that violate the CAA’s good neighbor provision.
The Indiana Chamber submitted its comment letter this week in support of the EPA’s proposed denial of New York’s petition. Further, we agree with EPA that New York has not satisfied its burden in demonstrating sources in Indiana and the eight other states are contributing to non-attainment for ozone within New York state.
The EPA will accept comments through July 15, 2019. More information, from the state of Indiana, can be found here.
Resource: Greg Ellis at (317) 264-6881 or email: [email protected]