EPA Clashes With OIG Over Call To Tighten Emission Rules For Two HAPs

May 6, 2021
EPA is clashing with its Office of Inspector General (OIG) over a new OIG report that urges the agency to tighten its emissions rules for the hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) ethylene oxide (EtO) and chloroprene, rejecting what it sees as overly prescriptive rulemaking recommendations and avoiding any firm promise to tighten its regulations. The OIG in a May 6 report says EPA should issue risk-and-technology review (RTR) rules under the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) air toxics program to limit industrial...

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