EPA wants to control dust, and anyone that kicks it up. In the latest step in its review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the foundation for unprecedented regulation of dust. According to EPA’s Second Draft Policy Assessment for Particulate Matter (PM), issued late last week, EPA may consider regulating coarse PM at levels as low as 65-85 µg/m3, twice as stringent as the current standard.
Both the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the American Farm Bureau are raising alarms in farm and ranch country about this latest push by the EPA to actively oppose farmers and ranchers from being allowed to do their everyday work out in the country- especially in drier areas of the US.
Listen to AFBF’s Rog Gaskil on the Beef Buzz regarding the EPA’s desire to regulate “Killer Dust”