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Impacts of Proposed Interstate Air Quality Rule

Highlights

States covered by the proposed rule

Projected emission reductions

Areas projected to meet 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 air quality standards

Areas projected to remain out of attainment

Health and environmental benefits

Economic impacts

Highlights:

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States Covered by the Proposed Rule:

Proposed IAQR: Affected Region

Proposed IAQR: Affected Region>

8 hour ozone: Summertime NOx reduction requirements for 25 states.

8 hour ozone: Summertime NOx reduction requirements for 25 states.

PM2.5: Annual SO2 and NOx reduction requirements for 25 states.

PM2.5: Annual SO2 and NOx reduction requirements for 25 states.

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Projected Emission Reductions:

Emission Caps (million tons)

  2010 2015
SO2 3.9 2.7
NOx 1.6 1.3

Projected Annual SO2 Emissions for EGUs Under the IAQR

Projected Annual SO2 Emissions for EGUs Under the IAQR

Projected Annual NOx Emissions for EGUs Under the IAQR

Projected Annual NOx Emissions for EGUs Under the IAQR

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Areas Projected to Meet 8-hour Ozone and Fine Particle Air Quality Standards:

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Areas Projected to Remain Out of Attainment:

Remaining counties likely to exceed the annual fine particle standard under the base case in 2015

Remaining counties likely to exceed the annual fine particle standard with IAQR in 2015

Remaining counties likely to exceed the 8-hour ozone standard under the base case in 2015

Remaining counties likely to exceed the 8-hour ozone standard with IAQR in 2015

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Health and Environmental Benefits:

Improving Human Health

Improving Visibility

Reducing Acid Deposition

Adirondack and Northeastern Lakes

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Economic Impacts:

Regional Retail Electricity Prices

regional retail electricity prices

 


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