EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)

Policy Assessment Updates for the PM NAAQS Reconsideration

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

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BACKGROUND
On June 10, 2021, the EPA Administrator announced his decision to reconsider the December 2020 decision to retain the particulate matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). These standards were last revised in 2012. EPA is reconsidering the 2020 decision because available scientific evidence and technical information suggests that the current standards may not be adequate to protect public health and welfare.

EPA has requested CASAC review of updates to the policy assessment that will supplement the existing record.