KCHBA Submits Comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Ambient Air Quality Standards
The KCHBA submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone under the Clean Water Act. NAHB and the KCHBA’s are very concerned that any change to the current Ozone NAAQS will negatively impact home builders and developers as they go about their daily job to provide affordable housing. The EPA is proposing to revise the standards, currently set at 75 parts per billion, and issue a new primary and secondary Ozone NAAQS of 65-70 ppb. Under the proposed change, Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties would be in violation. Below you will find a copy of the KCHBA’s letter to the EPA.