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Record Setting Air Quality in 2018

  • 2018 had the fewest number of exceedances of the 84 ppb and 75 ppb standards since 1990, with only 24 exceedances of the 84 ppb standard (77% reduction since 1990) and 74 exceedances of the 75 ppb standard (52% reduction since 1990)
  • 2018 was a record-setting year for ozone progress with the fewest number of days exceeding both the 84 ppb and 75 ppb 8-hour ozone standards since 1990
  • In 2018, the Valley continued to demonstrate ongoing ozone progress by achieving a new record low design value of 90 ppb, which is now only 6 ppb away from attaining the 84 ppb standard.
  • In 2018, the Valley continued to demonstrate ongoing ozone progress by achieving a new record low design value of 90 ppb, which is now only 6 ppb away from attaining the 84 ppb standard, despite record wildfire smoke impacts during the summer peak ozone period in 2018.
  • Despite significant wildfire smoke impacts across the Valley, 2018 continued the declining trend in the Valley’s 8-hour ozone design value; now only 6 ppb away from attaining the 84 ppb federal 8-hour ozone standard.
Valley Days Exceeding Standards
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