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EPA Faces Legal, Policy Questions After Appellate Court Ends CSAPR Stay

EPA faces a host of legal and policy questions about the future of its air transport policy after a federal appeals court lifted its years-old stay barring the agency from implementing the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) to curb interstate emissions, including the timing of CSAPR's next phases and the scope of new transport policies.

EPA Eases States' Air Violation Reporting Duty As New Database Launches

EPA is narrowing its 1998 policy defining which facility air violations are “high priority” events triggering federal reporting requirements to help reduce what states have called an onerous recordkeeping burden associated with the agency's new Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS)-Air reporting database launched earlier this month.

Former EPA Research Chief's IRIS Overhaul Proposal Spurs Staff Concern

Former Bush EPA research chief George Gray is proposing what he calls a “provocative” overhaul of the agency's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program to alter the types of risk estimates it publishes in order to reduce uncertainty and improve IRIS, prompting concern from agency staff about the proposal's limitations.

DHS Weighs Calls To Improve CFATS, As Industry Cites Conflict With EPA

Parties Debate Reach Of Recent 'Arranger' Ruling In Pending Superfund Case

CRS Says EPA Ozone Rule May Spur Congress To Amend NAAQS Process

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