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8-Hour Ozone (2015) Notes

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  1. The level of the 2015 NAAQS for 8-Hour Ozone is 0.070 ppm.

  2. Fifty one 8-Hour Ozone (2015) NAAQS areas were designated on August 3, 2018. The area designations were based on 2014-2016 design values except for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, for which EPA has not finalized design values. On September 24, 2018, one additional area (San Antonio TX) was designated nonattainment based on 2015-2017 design values.

  3. Areas designated nonattainment for 2015 Ozone NAAQS that were previously nonattainment for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS and where the nonattainment boundaries for the 2015 NAAQS are smaller than the boundaries for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS are:

    2015 Ozone NAAQS Nonattainment Area Name Counties in 2008 Ozone NAAQS Area
    but not in 2015 Ozone NAAQS Area
    Atlanta, GA Paulding GA, Douglas GA, Coweta GA, Fayette GA, Rockadale GA, Newton GA, Forsyth GA, Cherokee GA
    Chicago, IL-IN-WI Part of Kenosha WI, McHenry IL, Part of Lake IN, Porter IN
    Cincinnati, OH-KY Part of Dearborn IN, Clinton OH
    Cleveland, OH Ashtabula OH
    Columbus, OH Knox OH, Madison OH
    Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Rockwall TX
    Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX Liberty TX and Waller TX
    Sheboygan, WI Part of Sheboygan WI
    St. Louis, MO-IL part of Franklin MO, Jefferson MO, Monroe IL