Analyzing EPA’s New Soot Exposure Standard

March 15, 2024 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Webinar Only

Event date has changed from 2/29/24. Please join us on the rescheduled date, Friday, 3/15/24.

An ELI Breaking News Public Webinar

On February 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule imposing a stricter limit on annual soot exposure. EPA regulates fine particulate matter (PM2.5) by setting national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act. The annual exposure standard for PM2.5, currently set at 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air, will now be set at 9 micrograms per cubic meter, marking the first time in over 8 years that EPA has strengthened any NAAQS. The rule is predicted to have many health benefits, such as preventing 4,500 premature deaths by 2032, which may particularly affect overburdened communities.

Join the Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists for a discussion about the final rule and how it will affect various environmental sectors. How will the rule impact permitting requirements for new projects— including those funded by the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law? What strategies should states and industries consider to attain and maintain the new standard? What environmental and health impacts can be expected to result from this rule? Our experts will discuss these questions and many more.

David Wooley, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, Moderator
Amanda Leiter, Associate Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Manuel Salgado, Federal Research Manager, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Peter Zalzal, Distinguished Counsel and Associate Vice President, Clean Air Strategies, Environmental Defense Fund

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