epa air quality News

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • EPA, schools to tackle indoor air quality (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding its 11th Annual Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Symposium in Washington, D.C. on January 13-15, 2011. The meeting is bringing together school board officials, administrators, health association members, school nurses, teachers, parents, and others to take charge in protecting the indoor air environments of children in ...

  • EPA awards $25 million to improve air quality

    Over the course of five years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $25 million to the Health Effects Institute (HEI) to help address the latest challenges to improving air quality and protecting health. With the funding, HEI will develop the next generation of tools and scientific information to examine the combined effects of air pollution exposures on people’s ...

  • EPA and LDEQ Raise Awareness of Importance of Air Quality

    Today, representatives from the US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) came together to raise awareness of the importance of air quality for people’s health. EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry and LDEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch spoke about ozone and its effects on air quality and people’s health as part of Air ...

  • EPA Announces Air Quality Awareness Week

    Cochrane & Associates has dedicated its services to companies that work to help create healthy environments and clean indoor air quality (IAQ). Just yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a news release about Air Quality Awareness Week.  The EPA release states the following: EPA, state and local air agencies across the country are marking Air Quality Awareness Week by ...

  • EPA, Albuquerque Work to Improve Air Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $151,996 to the city of Albuquerque to monitor fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5. These are particles found in smoke and haze that measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. The particles come from a variety of sources, and can have serious effects on the heart and lungs if they are inhaled. The grant will help the city conduct ambient ...

  • EPA strengthens air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a new national air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). This new one-hour standard will protect millions of Americans from peak short-term exposures, which primarily occur near major roads. Short-term exposures to NO2 have been linked to impaired lung function and increased respiratory infections, especially in people with asthma. ...

  • Maricopa County Air Quality Department Recipient of U.S. EPA Air Award

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 12th Annual Clean Air Excellence Award was given yesterday to Maricopa County’s Air Quality Department for the development of its Rapid Response Notification System, which provides real-time air quality updates to residents on elevated levels of air pollution. The department retrofitted 13 air monitoring systems with Rapid Response ...

  • Indoor Air Quality & Energy Efficiency in Schools the Focus of New EPA Guidance

    Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality (IAQ) while increasing energy efficiency during school renovations. Energy management and protecting indoor air quality are both important considerations for a school’s facility management during energy upgrades and retrofits. Schools can protect student and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Draft Staff Paper Outlines Lead Air Quality Standards Review

      Contact: John Millett, (202) 564-4355 / millett.john@epa.gov The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its first Draft Staff Paper for the Lead National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The document is part of the agency's review of the lead NAAQS to ensure that federal air quality standards reflect the latest air pollution and health ...

  • 17 states seek federal court review of EPA air quality rules

    Seventeen states are asking a federal judge to review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency move to force more cuts in carbon emissions from power plants. The petition, filed Tuesday in a federal appeals court in Washington, charges the EPA with illegally invalidating the states' air quality protection plans. EPA sets national air ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Awards Millions to Help Improve the Nation’s Indoor Air Quality

    EMSL Analytical offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services and products to help ensure building occupants across the country have safe air to breathe. Cinnaminson, NJ, November 4th, 2010 Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they are awarding 17 cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations and a university, totaling approximately ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA announces most areas meet air quality standards for lead

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that available air quality information indicates that 39 states are meeting the health-based national air quality standards for lead set in 2008. Based on 2008 to 2010 air quality monitoring data, EPA also determined that Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan and Puerto Rico each have one area that does not meet the agency’s health ...

  • Climate change impacts on regional air quality report just released by EPA

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has released a report on the potential impacts of climate change on regional US air quality. The information contained in the report will enhance our ability as a nation to protect air quality and human health. The report, “Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality: A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on Ground-Level Ozone,” ...

  • Wednesday: EPA administrator in Portland, or to focus on air quality and clean water

    This Wednesday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Portland, Oregon to award a Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and speak at the Craft Brewers Conference about the importance of protecting our nation’s water resources. The DERA grant will work towards replacing heavy-duty diesel trucks that operate locally and ...

  • California EPA’s South Coast Air Quality Management District Selects EQuIS

    EarthSoft announced today it has received a contract to implement an environmental data management system for California EPA’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). Since Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is already an EQuIS client, both the air and the water departments in Los Angeles now have EQuIS. EarthSoft’s EQuIS Enterprise 6 and multiple EQuIS Data ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • EPA Awards Over $847,000 to Oklahoma Tribes to Protect Air Quality

    Four Oklahoma Tribes will have greater protection from toxic air pollution thanks to $847,097, assistance grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These funds will help provide assistance to monitor air quality on Tribal lands. The tribes receiving the grants include: Cherokee Nation -- $437,785 Delaware Nation -- $68,794 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma -- $70,284 Quapaw Tribe ...

  • SEPTA receives $1.2 million EPA grant to improve air quality

    A $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will help SEPTA improve air quality in and around its rail yards, through the conversion of a locomotive to a clean diesel engine. EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin announced the funding, made possible through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Program, during a press conference today with SEPTA General Manager ...

  • EPA sets public hearing dates on air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide

    EPA will hold two public hearings on the agency’s proposal to strengthen the nation’s nitrogen dioxide (NO2) standards. The proposed revisions would establish, for the first time, a one-hour NO2 standard, at a level between 80 and 100 parts per billion (ppb) and would retain the current annual standard of 53 ppb. The proposed changes reflect the latest science on the health effects of exposure to ...

  • EPA to hold public hearings on air quality standards for smog

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold three public hearings on the proposal to strengthen the nation’s air quality standards for ground-level ozone, also called smog. Exposure to smog is linked to a number of serious health problems, ranging from aggravation of asthma to increased risk of premature death in people with heart or lung disease. The agency is proposing to set the ...

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