Columbus is First Non-Attainment Area in U.S. to Meet Ozone Standard

OMA Connections Partner Bricker & Eckler LLP reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA recently announced that “the Columbus area is the first non-attainment area in the nation to meet the most recent federal air quality standard for ozone.”

Now that the Columbus area meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone, businesses in the area “will face fewer air permitting restrictions, paving the way for infrastructure investment and economic development that will create jobs,” according to the report. 9/3/2019