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From: PNEAC Webmaster (pneac@istc.illinois.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 09 1999 - 16:19:07 CST


DRAFT AIR QUALITY CRITERIA DOCUMENT FOR PARTICULATE MATTER AVAILABLE FOR
COMMENT

EPA is releasing for public comment the draft "Air Quality Criteria for
Particulate Matter (External Review Draft)." The purpose of this document
is to assess the latest scientific information on the health effects of
airborne particulate matter (PM) for use in the next periodic review of the
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM. This draft report reviews
new studies on particulate matter, including studies that examine the
susceptibility of infants and children to health effects from PM, the
cardiovascular effects associated with PM, and the exacerbation of asthma
and other respiratory conditions by PM. Additional PM studies currently
nearing completion will be considered for the next draft of the document,
which will be released in mid-year 2000. EPA will present its current draft
report at a public meeting for review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory
Committee within the next several months. A future Federal Register notice
will inform the public of the exact date and time of that meeting. The
draft is available on the Internet at: http://www.epa.gov/ncea or on CD ROM
by calling (919) 541-4826. Written comments on the draft must be submitted
by Jan. 14, 2000 to the Project Manager for Particulate Matter, National
Center for Environmental Assessment-RTP Office (MD-52), U.S. EPA, Research
Triangle Park, N.C. 27711.

Gary Jones
PNEAC / GATF


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