EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)

Particulate Matter Integrated Review Plan for National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Aaron Yeow
202-564-2050
yeow.aaron@epa.gov
Responsible Committee/Panel:CASAC Particulate Matter Review Panel (2015-2018)
A list of members can be found in the final report included in the Advisory Activity linked to this panel or committee.

See EPA’s PDF page to learn more about PDF files.


BACKGROUND
EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation has requested advice and review to help in developing an integrated plan for conducting the science, risk-exposure, and policy assessments that will provide the basis for EPA's decisions on the national ambient air quality standards for particulate matter.

Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to carry out a periodic review and revision, as appropriate, of the air quality criteria and the primary and secondary standards for six criteria air pollutants, which include particulate matter. Primary standards set limits to protect public health, including the health of "sensitive" populations such as asthmatics, children, and the elderly. Secondary standards set limits to protect public welfare, including protection against decreased visibility, damage to animals, crops, vegetation, and buildings.

Agency Charge . (PDF, 4 pp., 118,765 bytes)

Agency Review Document(s):

PDF for Draft Integrated Review Plan for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft, April 2016). (PDF, 150 pp., 1,511,289 bytes)