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February 13, 2017

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TO:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

RE:Comments of the NAAQS Implementation Coalition of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's "Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications and State Implementation Plan Requirements: Proposed Rule"; 81 Fed. Reg. 81276 (Nov. 17, 2016); Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0202.

The National Ambient Air Quality Standards ("NAAQS") Implementation Coalition submits these comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") proposed rule on "Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications and State Implementation Plan Requirements :proposed Rule" ("Proposal").

The NAAQS Implementation Coalition is comprised of trade associations, companies, and other entities who confront difficulties in permitting and operating facilities under increasingly-stringent NAAQS in a manner that preserves air resources while ensuring economic growth. We encourage EPA to acknowledge and address NAAQS implementation issues as a growing burden on state agencies, business, and domestic manufacturing...