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Based on those criteria and information, the states were given the first opportunity to set air quality standards for air quality control regions, and to develop and implement plans to meet those air quality standards.
While striking the provisions of section 107 that had authorized the Secretary to designate air quality control regions, Congress passed a new section 107 that granted similar authority to EPA.
Under both acts, air pollution problems were to be addressed within particular air quality control regions, air quality criteria were to be developed, air quality standards were to be developed based on air quality criteria, and state implementation plans were to be developed to meet those standards.
(389) In 1967, Congress directed the Department to define air quality control regions according to meteorological, atmospheric, and demographic considerations.
The concepts of air quality criteria, air quality standards, air quality control regions, and implementation plans had already been established by the 1967 Act.
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