Boiler Rule Fails To Monetize Air Toxics Benefit, Raising Legal Questions

July 26, 2022
EPA’s regulation tightening air toxics limits for commercial and industrial boilers fails to justify its costs using direct measures of air toxics reduction, presenting a potential legal vulnerability similar to that seen with the agency’s mercury and air toxics standards (MATS) for utility boilers, where reliance on “co-benefits” has been a flashpoint. “There are no monetized benefits from the HAP emissions reductions directly regulated under this action due to lack of necessary input data,” EPA says in its July 21...

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