Chemicals Group Says CWA ‘Worst Case’ Spill Rule Ignores Concerns

March 25, 2024
A chemical-sector group says EPA’s newly finalized Clean Water Act (CWA) rule requiring facilities to plan for “worst case” spills of hazardous substances ignored their warnings that key elements of the policy are unlawful or unworkable, particularly its endpoint modeling requirements and its potential for uneven enforcement across regions. “Our immediate reaction is that we're disappointed in how EPA went about finalizing this rule. It seemed like they didn't really take a lot of our concerns into account [about] why...

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