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E-M:/ Statement of STAAPA

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

Brief Statement of the State and Territorial Air Pollution 
Program Administrators on EPA's final regulations for 
particulate air quality standards.

"EPA 's rule defies the agency?s stated principle of ?ensuring that the best available science remains at the center of [its] decision making.?  For the first time in its 36-year history, EPA has ignored the recommendations of its independent scientific advisors, as well as agency staff experts, in setting health-based air quality standards.  This final action will result in thousands of avoidable premature deaths, and thousands of cases of cardiovascular and lung disease throughout the country.
On top of all this, after years of delay, EPA still has not published the rule on how states must implement the 1997 fine particulate standards.  In addition, at a time when states and localities are preparing plans to achieve the 1997 standards, the Administration has proposed to slash funding for their clean air programs by over 15 percent."
S.William Becker
Executive Director
State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators/
Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials
444 North Capitol St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
202-624-7864 (phone)
301-806-6111 (cell)

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