Congresswoman Noem is pushing back against the recent critique by SD newspaper editorial boards regarding her dust up with the EPA and their attempts to regulate dust. In an attempt to counter with the facts, she has released a “Myth vs Fact” analysis.
MYTH: The EPA doesn?t regulate dust. This is a ?phantom issue.?
FACT: EPA already regulates dust including farm dust. As part of a regularly scheduled 5-year review of NAAQS for particulate matter, EPA is reviewing its standard for ?coarse? particulate matter. Coarse particulate matter includes particles between 2.5 to 10 micrometers in diameter, and is commonly known as ?PM10,? or dust.