OMA Pushes for Congressional Action on Ozone Rule


The OMA joined forces with 214 other national, state, and local organizations in sending a letter to encourage Congress to pass H.R. 4775, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016.” The legislation provides a common-sense approach for implementing national ambient air quality standards, recognizes ongoing state efforts to improve air quality through a reasonable implementation schedule for the 2015 ozone standards, streamlines the air permitting process for businesses to expand operations and create jobs, and includes other reforms that bring more regulatory certainty to federal air quality standards.