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Revised ESPS Incentive Program Criteria Highlights EPA's Stay Caution

EPA revised the eligibility date for low-income energy efficiency projects under its early action incentive program for its existing power plant greenhouse gas rule in part due to the Supreme Court's stay of the regulation, an agency official says, underscoring the agency's caution as it develops the rule's related programs while the court order is in effect.

EPA Steps Up Use Of Methane 'Cost' Metric Despite Growing Hill Opposition

Despite growing opposition on Capitol Hill, EPA is stepping up its use of its social cost of methane (SCM) metric for measuring the climate benefits of rules limiting the potent greenhouse gas, strengthening a precedent in cost-benefit reviews that could aid agencies as they craft rules that curb short-lived, but potent, GHG.

Advocates Contest Use Of 'Surrogates,' Startup Exemptions In Boiler Rule

Environmentalists are charging that EPA's revised air toxics rule for large industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) boilers is unlawful because the agency relied on carbon monoxide (CO) limits as a “surrogate” for specific limits on toxics emissions, retained CO limits less-stringent than those in earlier versions of the rule, and relaxed controls for boilers during periods of startup and shutdown.

EPA Official Highlights Challenges To Accurate Infrastructure Estimates

Industry Questions EPA Hazardous Waste Reporting Information Proposal

Appellate Panel Appears Split Over Challenge To First Biomass GHG Permit

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