H.R.806 - Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] (Introduced 02/01/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-222|
|Latest Action:||07/19/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 7 roll call votes|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.806 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/01/2017)
Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017
This bill amends the Clean Air Act by revising the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) program, including by: (1) delaying the implementation of the ozone NAAQS that were published in 2015; (2) changing the review cycle for criteria pollutant NAAQS from a 5-year review cycle to a 10-year review cycle; and (3) prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from completing its next review of ozone NAAQS before October 26, 2025.
The EPA may consider, as a secondary consideration, likely technological feasibility in establishing and revising NAAQS for a pollutant if a range of air quality levels for such pollutant are requisite to protect public health with an adequate margin of safety.
Prior to establishing or revising NAAQS, the EPA must obtain advice from its scientific advisory committee.
The EPA must publish regulations and guidance for implementing NAAQS concurrently with the issuance of a new or revised standard. New or revised NAAQS may not apply to preconstruction permits for constructing or modifying a stationary source of air pollutants until those regulations and guidance have been published.
The bill provides that in extreme ozone nonattainment areas, contingency measures are not required to be included in nonattainment plans. Technological achievability and economic feasibility must be taken into consideration in plan revisions for milestones for particulate matter nonattainment areas.