Table 7-5: Georgia Air Quality Nonattainment Areas for Ozone (O3)

Table 7-5: Georgia Air Quality Nonattainment Areas for Ozone (O3)

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County Area Nonattainment in year  Redesignation to attainment Classification Part or whole county Population (2000)
Cherokee Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 141,903
Clayton Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 236,517
Cobb Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 607,751
Coweta Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 89,215
De Kalb Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 665,865
Douglas Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 92,174
Fayette Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 91,263
Forsyth Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 98,407
Fulton Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 816,006
Gwinnett Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 588,448
Henry Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 119,341
Paulding Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 81,678
Rockdale Atlanta 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 NA Serious Whole 70,111

KEY: NA = not applicable.

NOTES: Nonattainment areas do not meet the national primary or secondary ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for the specified pollutant. Nonattainment areas are classified based on design values: Extreme = design value of 0.280 parts per million (ppm) and above; Severe-17 = design value of 0.190 up to 0.280 ppm and has 17 years to reach attainment; Severe-15 = design value of 0.180 up to 0.190 ppm and has 15 years to reach attainment; Serious = design value of 0.160 up to 0.180 ppm; Moderate = design value of 0.138 up to 0.160 ppm; Marginal = design value of 0.121 up to 0.138 ppm; Section 185A = an area designated as an ozone nonattainment area as of the date of enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and has not violated the national primary ambient air quality standard for ozone for the 36-month period commencing on Jan. 1, 1987, and ending on Dec. 31, 1989.

SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Green Book, available at http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/greenbk/anay.html as of Apr. 20, 2002.