Area Designations for 1997 Fine Particle (PM2.5) Standards
1997 PM2.5 Standards — Region 6 Recommendations and EPA Responses
EPA has requested that states and tribes submit recommendations to EPA for PM2.5 attainment and nonattainment areas by February 15, 2004. EPA responded to state and tribal recommendations on April 28 and 29, 2004, and designations will be finalized by the end of 2004.
State recommendations and EPA response letters are presented below.
EPA Intended Designations (Not Final)
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The documents listed below are state and tribe responses to EPA's request for recommendations on the designation of areas for the PM2.5 standard and EPA's responses to those submittals. These responses are provided here in PDF format for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and do not represent EPA's views on the appropriateness or adequacy of a state's or a tribe's recommendations.
The quality of these PDF files is quite variable and is the result of the quality of the documents provided by the states.
Recommendations received by EPA Region 6
|State||2004 Recommendation||EPA Response||State Remarks on EPA Response|
|Arkansas||Letter (PDF) (3 pp, 379KB)
Acknowledgement (PDF) (1 p, 67KB)
|Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 144KB)|
|Louisiana||Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 156KB)
Acknowledgement (PDF) (1 p, 74KB)
|Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 149KB)|
|New Mexico||Letter (PDF) (1 p, 129KB)
Acknowledgement (PDF) (1 p, 89KB)
|Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 156KB)|
|Oklahoma||Letter (PDF) (1 p, 70.2KB)
Acknowledgement (PDF) (1 p, 76KB)
|Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 148KB)|
|Texas||Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 125KB)
Acknowledgement (PDF) (1 p, 66KB)
|Letter (PDF) (2 pp, 150KB)
Letter (PDF) (10/8/2009, 2 pp, 110KB)
Letter (PDF) (4/28/2010, 1 p, 260KB)
|Letter (PDF) (2/4/10, 3 pp, 170KB)|
2004 State PM2.5 Designation Recommendations
States may have made recommendations of partial counties. Any partial counties are shown as whole counties on this map. EPA will make official designations by the end of 2004.
View Recommendations in tabular form
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Region 6 tribal information