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Achieving Attainment with Federal Air Quality Standards: Report to the Legislature

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14-02-022January 2015
VIEW NOW Achieving Attainment with Federal Air Quality Standards: Report to the Legislature (Number of pages: 10) (Publication Size: 471KB)

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Author(s) Ekrem, Joanna
Description Currently, the state has one area in Tacoma-Pierce County that was not meeting the federal air quality standard for daily fine particle pollution. The area was designated nonattainment by EPA in 2009 after EPA strengthened the standard. The primary cause of poor air quality in the nonattainment area is residential wood burning during winter evenings with cold temperatures and low wind speeds.

This report satisfies a requirement under RCW 70.94.605 for the Department of Ecology (Ecology) and local clean air authorities to report to the Legislature on progress toward achieving attainment.
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Keywords emissions, Air quality standards, air pollutants, PM2.5, air, pollutant, pollution, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, air pollution, air quality, air emissions
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