EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)

Ozone Policy Assessment (2019)

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Aaron Yeow
202-564-2050
yeow.aaron@epa.gov
Responsible Committee/Panel:CASAC

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BACKGROUND
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 ozone. EPA is currently reviewing the NAAQS for ozone. 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.

As part of the NAAQS review process, EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation has requested CASAC review of the draft Policy Assessment.

Agency Charge . (PDF, 5 pp., 209,332 bytes)

Agency Review Document(s):

PDF for Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (External Review Draft - October 2019). (PDF, 926 pp., 75,442,152 bytes)