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DEQ releases UGRB ozone strategy plan

Posted: Monday, Mar 18th, 2013

PINEDALE – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Air Quality Division (AQD) released its Upper Green River Basin (UGRB) ozone strategy Monday, detailing the plans and actions it will take to address the basin’s ground-level ozone problem.

Elevated ozone levels have been recorded in the UGRB since the early 2000s, and in July 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated the UGRB area – all of Sublette County and portions of Lincoln and Sweetwater counties – as marginal nonattainment. An area is considered in nonattainment when it does not meet national air quality standards.

For the complete article see the 03-19-2013 issue.

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