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Fine Particle Health Impacts and the Need for Control Measures in New Jersey Kenneth Fradkin, US EPA Region 2 Air Programs Branch Hearing of the New Jersey.

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1 Fine Particle Health Impacts and the Need for Control Measures in New Jersey Kenneth Fradkin, US EPA Region 2 Air Programs Branch Hearing of the New Jersey Clean Air Council April 14, 2004

2 2 NJ PM 2.5 Designation Recommendations Recommended nonattainment area

3 3 EPA Regulations For Addressing the Fine Particle Problem In-Place In-PlaceProposed NOx SIP Call PM 2.5 Implementation Rule PM 2.5 Implementation Rule Acid Rain Program Nonroad Diesel Emissions Rule Tier II standards for passenger cars/ light trucks Interstate Air Quality Rule 2001 Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Regulations

4 4 EPA Innovative Programs -Use of Innovative Programs (Ex. Diesel Retrofit Program) -Innovation Catalogue -EPA Guidance Document on Using Nontraditional Measures To Reduce Fine Particles -Air Innovations Conference - Chicago August 10-12, 2004

5 5 PM NAAQS Currently Under Review PM NAAQS Currently Under Review The CAA requires review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard every 5 years PM criteria document PM criteria document Final by Summer 2004 Final by Summer 2004 PM staff paper PM staff paper Final by September 30, 2004 Final by September 30, 2004 FR notices signed FR notices signed Proposal - March 31, 2005 Proposal - March 31, 2005 Final rule - December 20, 2005 Final rule - December 20, 2005

6 6 EPA Draft Staff Paper Recommendations - The Administrator should consider selecting the level of the annual PM 2.5 standard from within the range of 15 ug/m3 to approximately 12 ug/m 3. - The Administrator should consider revising the 24-hour PM 2.5 standard, selecting from a level from approximately 50 to 30 ug/m 3.

7 7 Comments/ Questions? For more information contact: Kenneth Fradkin


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