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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AQ44 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead 

Under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977, the EPA is required to review and if appropriate revise the air quality criteria for the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) every five years. On November 12, 2008, the EPA published a final rule to revise the primary and secondary NAAQS for lead to provide increased protection for public health and welfare. The EPA has now initiated the next review. This new review includes the preparation of an Integrated Review Plan, an Integrated Science Assessment, and, if warranted, a Risk/Exposure Assessment, and also a Policy Assessment Document by the EPA, with opportunities for review by EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and the public. These documents inform the Administrator's proposed decision as to whether to retain or revise the standards. This decision will be published in the Federal Register with opportunity provided for public comment. The Administrator's final decisions will take into consideration these documents and public comment on the proposed decision.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 50   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7408    42 U.S.C. 7409   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/05/2015  80 FR 277   
Final Rule  04/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0108
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Deirdre Murphy
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone:919 541-0729
Fax:919 541-0840

Ginger Tennant
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code C504-06,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4072
Fax:919 541-0237