• Public Comment before the EPA on the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Proposed Action

September 1, 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to speak today regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed action titled, “Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards.”1 I am Chad Whiteman and I am speaking on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is supportive of air quality standards that are necessary to protect public health and public welfare, and our members will take the appropriate measures that are required of them to attain and remain in attainment of those standards.

We support the Administrator’s proposed decision to maintain the current 2015 primary and secondary ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), in which the Administrator considered the currently available scientific evidence in the EPA staff’s Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) and quantitative and policy analyses presented in their Policy Assessment (PA) as well as the advice from the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).