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H.R. 806: Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017

On Passage of the Bill in the House

Passed · Jul 18, 2017 at 5:43 p.m. ET · Source:

This was a vote to pass H.R. 806 in the House.

H.R. 806 seeks to facilitate more efficient implementation of ozone standards, and the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) program generally. Key provisions would:

  • Phase in implementation of the 2015 ozone standards by extending the date for final designations from 2017 to 2025, and aligning permitting requirements;
  • Revise the time for mandatory review of NAAQS from five to ten years, while allowing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator discretion to issue revised standards earlier;
  • Authorize the EPA Administrator to consider technological feasibility, as a secondary consideration, when establishing or revising NAAQS;
  • Direct the EPA Administrator to obtain advice from the agency’s scientific advisory committee regarding potential adverse effects prior to revising NAAQS, as required by Section 109 of the Clean Air Act;
  • Direct the EPA Administrator to issue implementation regulations and guidance concurrently when revising NAAQS, including with respect to permitting requirements;
  • Ensure that for certain ozone and particulate matter nonattainment areas, States are not required to include economically infeasible measures in their implementation plans;
  • Revise the definition of exceptional events under Section 319 of the Clean Air Act to include droughts and extraordinary stagnation; and
  • Direct EPA to submit two reports to Congress including (i) a report regarding the impacts of foreign emissions on NAAQS compliance and related matters; and (ii) a report regarding ozone formation and effective control strategies.
  • Limit the applicability of particular sanctions and fees on certain ozone and particulate matter nonattainment areas if States demonstrate the reason for nonattainment is for emissions beyond the States’ regulatory control.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


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No 46%
Not Voting 1%
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