Review of the Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone:
Draft Staff Report, June 21, 2004

This page reviewed November 25, 2009.


ARB / OEHHA Report on The Ozone Ambient Air Quality Standard - the staff of the Air Resources Board (ARB) and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) are currently reviewing the scientific literature regarding the health effects of ozone (O3) and are considering revisions to the Ozone Ambient Air Quality Standard based on the literature review. This work follows a preliminary evaluation of all health-based ambient air quality standards in December of 2000 to determine which California ambient air quality standards do not adequately protect public health, particularly that of infants and children. Below you will find the draft staff report "Review of the California Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone."
Comments received from the public on the draft staff report by the close of business on Monday, August 2, 2004 will be forwarded to the Air Quality Advisory Committee (AQAC) for consideration at their meeting in Fall, 2004. There will also be a time period for public comments at the AQAC meeting. After the AQAC meeting, all public comments will be considered by the ARB and OEHHA in subsequent revisions of the document, with a final draft Report scheduled to be released to the public later this year.
Written comments on this Staff Report and the staff recommendations for revising the standard may be addressed to Dr. Deborah Drechsler, Ph.D. at the Air Resources Board, Research Division, P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, CA 95812-2815 (ddrechsl@arb.ca.gov, 916-323-1526, 916-322-4357 FAX). Comments received by August 2, 2004, will be forwarded to the Air Quality Advisory Committee for consideration at their meeting. All public comments will be accepted up to and including the Board meeting tentatively scheduled for December, 2004.


Executive Summary and Recommendations Click Here to Download the "Ozone Ambient Air Quality
Standard Review - Executive Summary" (PDF - 42 KB)
Chapters 1-9 Click Here to Download the "Ozone Ambient Air Quality
Standard Review - Volume I" (PDF - 2,015 KB)
Health Effects of Ozone Exposure Click Here to Download the "Ozone Ambient Air Quality
Standard Review - Volume II" (PDF - 1,668 KB)
Appendix A and B Click Here to Download the "Ozone Ambient Air Quality
Standard Review - Volume III (Appendix)" (PDF - 366 KB)


For more information on review of the ozone ambient air quality standard, please contact
Dr. Deborah Drechsler at (916) 323-1526 or email at ddrechsl@arb.ca.gov.




Ozone Review Schedule

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