Particle Pollution Designations Regulatory Actions
This page contains a chronological listing of all regulatory actions related to designations for the 2012 particle pollution standard.
EPA Establishes Additional Final Area Designations for the 2012 Annual Fine Particle Standard for Areas in Georgia and Florida
August 30, 2016 - EPA issues initial designations for certain areas in Georgia and Florida for the 2012 primary annual national ambient air quality standard for fine particle pollution.
EPA Establishes Additional Final Area Designations and Technical Amendment for the 2012 Annual Fine Particle Standard
March 31, 2015 - EPA is establishing or revising initial area designations and a technical amendment to correct an inadvertent error in the initial designation for one area for the 2012 annual national ambient air quality standards for fine particle pollution.
EPA Finalizes Initial Area Designations for the 2012 National Air Quality Standard for Fine Particles
December 18, 2014 - After considering state and tribal recommendations, reviewing the most recent certified fine particle air quality data, and emissions that contribute fine particle pollution, EPA has completed initial designations for the 2012 annual fine particle standard.
Recommended Area Designations for the 2012 National Air Quality Standards for Fine Particles
August 19, 2014 - In response to recommendations from state and tribal representatives, EPA sent letters outlining the areas it’s intended designations for the annual fine particle air quality standards set in 2012.