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What does NAAQS stand for?

NAAQS stands for National Ambient Air Quality Standards

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The proposal supports efforts by states to reduce harmful levels of smog and soot and eases their ability to attain and maintain science-based national ambient air quality standards to protect public health, while also providing flexibilities for small businesses, including hardship provisions and additional lead time for compliance.
Environmental Protection Agency to establish the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for five "criteria pollutants"--carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter.
According to the sponsors, the provision would focus on particular regulations, including national ambient air quality standards for particulate matter and ozone; new source performance standards for greenhouse gases covering utilities and refineries; and prevention of significant deterioration preconstruction review permits for greenhouse gases.
In terms of meeting the national standards, Clark County is in compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, although it hasnÕt yet been taken off the nonattainment list.