EPA has released its “Performance and Accountability Report” for fiscal year 2005. Highlights in the report include new clean air rules for mercury and interstate air pollution that are expected to dramatically reduce emissions of pollutants from power plants.
The report also discusses the following:
1. EPA launched a Clean Diesel Campaign to reduce emissions from new and existing diesel engines. The campaign includes regulatory and voluntary efforts to reduce emissions of particulate matter and ozone.
2. EPA and state partners attained water quality standards in an additional 8 percent of waters previously identified as impaired.
3. EPA reduced, treated, or eliminated more than 1.1 billion pounds of pollutants as a result of agency enforcement actions.
Printed copies of the report will be available in January through EPA’s National Service Center for Environmental Publications at 1-800-490-9198 or by ordering online at www.epa.gov/ncepihom/ordering.htm.