Thursday, 20 July 2017 16:29

U.S. House Approves Delay of New Ozone Standards

On July 18, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. If enacted, the bill would phase in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards, extending the date for final designations under the 2015 standards to 2025.


The bill would also align permitting requirements under the phased implementation schedule. Furthermore, it would change the mandatory review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards from five years to 10 years.


ASA leaders have continued to dialogue with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Capitol Hill on the ozone regulation.


The bill passed the House by a vote of 229-199 and will move to the Senate for further consideration.


The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and collision repair professionals. ASA services an international membership base that includes numerous state affiliate and chapter groups.


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