EPA Declares that 16 Michigan Counties Meet Smog Standard

Earlier this week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that 16 Michigan counties are now meeting the EPA standard for smog. The EPA says that air monitoring data from 2002-2006 shows that the counties–including Kent County–are meeting the standards. While the counties previously were not meeting the standard, the EPA has certified attainment and has approved a plan by the state of Michigan to continue meeting the standards through 2018. Because of the announcement, Kent and other affected counties will no longer be subject to possible emissions tests.

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