To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: NAM Resources About Upcoming Ozone Regulations
Date: Thu May 22 14:45:13 MDT 2014
Dear State Legislator:
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a new ozone regulation that has the potential to be the most expensive regulation ever administered against manufacturers.
In 2008, the EPA lowered the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) for ground level ozone to 75 parts per billion (ppb). Now just six years later, it is considering tightening the ozone standard to 60 ppb, or even lower. We expect EPA to propose the new standard in December. Tightening the ozone standard to these levels WILL have a great impact on Utah.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has created a two minute video to help educate you and your staff about this issue. Click here to view the video.
With the entire country impacted by these regulations, U.S. manufacturing growth could come to a standstill; manufacturers’ domestic energy advantage could be spoiled; existing plants could be required to install additional expensive equipment; and the cost of nearly every manufactured good in this country could increase. This potential new regulation could reduce employment in your state.
NAM has several online resources to help educate you and your staff on the implications in YOUR state. Click here to learn more.
For more information, please contact:
Gregory I. Bertelsen
Director, Energy and Resource Policy