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After the third day of exceeding federal air quality standards, the fate of the attainment status for the Klamath County in 2013 is now in the hands of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Klamath County Commissioners will try to contend that the recent string of poor air quality was caused by record low temperatures and a prolonged inversion, but it is not known how the EPA will respond to those claims.

If 2013 stays out of compliance with air quality standards, new restrictions to industry and wood burning would go into place in 2014.

Read more in Tuesday's edition of the Herald and News.