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Team works to keep Matagorda County’s EPA attainment status

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A recent review of air-quality standards in resulted in Matagorda County retaining federal Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘attainment’ status in meeting its revised ozone standards. 
   A nonattainment status would show a violation of EPA’s strict 2015 ozone standards established to protect public health.
   “This classification means that county residents can avoid costly emissions requirements on their vehicles,” said Mitch Thames, president of Bay City Chamber of Commerce.
   Residents of ‘non-attainment’ counties, who don’t meet air quality standards, often face higher vehicle registration prices and expensive vehicle repairs, he added. 
   “This is great news for Matagorda County residents,” said County Judge Nate McDonald.
   Matagorda County’s continued attainment classification was due to a partnership involving the chamber, EPA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Thames said in a press release Friday, Jan. 5.

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