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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AK74 Publication ID: Spring 2007 
Title: Clean Air Fine Particle Implementation Rule 
Abstract: In 1997, EPA promulgated National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM-2.5). EPA designations of 39 nonattainment areas for the PM2.5 standards became effective on April 5, 2005. The Clean Air Fine Particle Implementation Rule, which was proposed in the Federal Register on November 1, 2005, includes requirements and guidance for State and local air pollution agencies to follow in developing State implementation plans (SIPs) designed to bring areas into attainment with the 1997 standards. These SIP development activities include technical analyses to identify effective strategies for reducing emissions contributing to PM-2.5 levels, and the adoption of regulations as needed in order to attain the standards. Estimates show that compliance with the standards will prevent thousands of premature deaths from heart and lung disease, tens of thousands of hospital admissions and emergency room visits, and millions of absences from school and work every year. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7410    42 USC 7501 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/01/2005  70 FR 65984   
Final Action  04/00/2007    
Additional Information: SAN No. 4752; EPA publication information: NPRM -;
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Patrick Lessard
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5383
Fax:919 541-4028

Kimber Scavo
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW,
RTP, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-3354
Fax:919 541-4028