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Augusta fails EPA standard

...The health data is telling us there are a number of days in Augusta where the air is not healthy to breathe," said Ron Methier, air quality chief for Georgia's Environmental Protection Division. Air quality issues exist elsewhere in Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/22/met_259615.shtml
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Bad air may bring inspections

...more hurdles for local road projects to clear. Which of these effects will be felt in which areas is uncertain, said Ron Methier, the chief of the state Environmental Protection Division's Air Protection Branch. "We've already done a lot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/17/met_381406.shtml
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Bad-air list includes Augusta

...Richmond County joined a dozen other counties - mostly in metro Atlanta - in getting an "F" for its air pollution woes. Ron Methier, the air protection chief for Georgia's Environmental Protection Division, said the grades were expected but do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/04/met_371667.shtml
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Builders seek ban exemption

...association, in a letter to EPD Air Protection Chief Ron Methier. Mr. Owens reiterated the association's earlier...be difficult. "They were trying to make a case for Ron (Methier) to provide some sort of exemption, for a case-by-case...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/08/met_455408.shtml
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EPA has new air pollution rules

...litigation on the controversial changes, the EPA emerged victorious - and plans to enforce the new rules this year. Ron Methier, the chief of air protection for Georgia's Environmental Protection Division, told local government and industry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/22/met_376479.shtml
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Augusta faces toughening of air standards

...like Augusta, Macon and Columbus will be designated nonattainment areas for ozone, probably later this year," said Ron Methier, air protection chief for Georgia's Environmental Protection Division. Ozone, an unhealthy mix of nitrogen oxides...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/28/met_309342.shtml
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Energy station planned

...Gas Co.'s Urquhart Generating Plant in Beech Island generates 150 megawatts. "It's a sizable plant," said Ron Methier, the chief of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's Air Protection Branch, which is evaluating SkyGen's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/09/tec_317787.shtml
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City to take steps to improve air

...which relies on three-year averages to define nonat-tainment. In a letter last week from EPD Air Protection Chief Ron Methier to federal air-quality authorities, 19 possible strategies to reduce Augusta's air pollution are outlined, ranging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/14/met_381118.shtml
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PCS plans improvements

...pounds. The company's state environmental permit limits releases to 10 pounds of each chemical in a 24-hour period. Ron Methier, the chief of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's Air Protection Branch, said PCS could face enforcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/26/tec_315444.shtml
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Study links deaths to pollution

...concentrations we're measuring are high across the state, and we can project that's where they'll continue to be," said Ron Methier, chief of the EPD's Air Protection Branch. "This is something we need to plan for. It has health implications...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/18/met_300767.shtml
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