Cincinnati, Cleveland Areas in Non-Attainment for Ozone

As expected, the Cincinnati and Cleveland non-attainment areas did not meet the ozone standard by the end of the 2020 ozone season. In addition, neither area qualified for the one-year extension. In anticipation of a “bump-up” to moderate non-attainment, Ohio EPA is considering possible rulemaking to address both mandatory requirements and potential additional measures that may be determined necessary to meet the standard and avoid further “bump-ups.”

The agency is planning to initiate early stakeholder outreach soon to update VOC RACT and NOx RACT rules. Contact Rob Brundrett for more information. 12/3/2020