Reacting to the Ozone NAAQS Standard: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know
Hyatt Regency Austin, 12 PM GMT
On October 1, the Administration announced its first revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone since 2008, lowering the standard from the current level of 75 ppb to 70 ppb. This revision will have significant ramifications on a broad swath of the country, particularly where there is energy production, industrial operations, manufacturing, and transportation infrastructure. Some groups have estimated a revised standard to be the most costly and impactful regulation in EPA’s history while others have said such revisions are critical to advancing public health. The revisions also will be controversial legally, with inevitable litigation likely to advance novel arguments relating to the setting of the standard near ambient air quality levels, the failures in fully implementing the 2008 standard, and the record basis for the revised standard. This panel will provide a real time analysis and reaction to the revised standard and the near and longer term implications for states, industry, and public health interests, including a discussion of impacts in the near term leading up to attainment determinations, permitting issues, and potential litigation scenarios.
Margaret E. Peloso, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Washington, DC
Kendra Abkowitz, Senior Policy Analyst, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Nashville, TN
Lucinda Minton Langworthy, Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, DC
Quincy Styke, Deputy Director of Air Pollution Control, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Nashville, TN
John D. Walke, Clean Air Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, DC
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