Inside EPA - 02/07/2020

EPA Denies Environmentalists’ Call For Stricter Refinery Air Toxics Rule

February 3, 2020
EPA has denied environmentalists’ petition asking the agency to tighten various provisions in an Obama-era rule setting maximum achievable control technology (MACT) air toxics standards for oil refineries, rejecting criticism that the rule includes unlawfully weak requirements on flaring of waste gases, air monitoring, and more. In a final rule scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Feb. 4, EPA concludes its long-pending reconsideration of the 2015 MACT rule modifying standards known as MACT 1 and MACT 2...


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