EPA Delays Finalizing Boiler and Incinerator Rule Revisions to May

Date: February 2, 2012

Source: News Room

The US EPA will likely issue final revised air rules for boilers and incinerators in May rather than April, as originally planned after a federal district court vacated the agency’s stay of the rules last month. In response to industry criticisms, EPA is reconsidering several provisions of its boiler air toxics rule and a related emissions rule for incinerators. The agency stayed its existing boiler and incinerator rules while it reviews them but the stay was challenged in court by Sierra Club and others who argued that EPA lacked the authority to do so.

In response to the apparent delay to the final rules, the National Association of Manufacturers said the Senate should quickly move ahead with a House-passed bill that would delay and significantly overhaul the rules to “finally create some certainty . . . . Legislation under consideration by the House and Senate would provide EPA with the tools to make these regulations achievable and provide manufacturers with the time they need to comply.”

See also: “Court Vacates EPA Stay of Boiler Air Rules, Little Short-Term Effect,” (www.wastebusinessjournal.com/news/wbj20120118A.htm).

See also: “Federal Court Rejects EPA Delay of Boiler Emissions Rules as Unlawful,” (www.wastebusinessjournal.com/news/wbj20120110A.htm).

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