EPA Drops ‘Force Majeure’ Waiver From Refinery, Chemical Sector Air Rules

March 22, 2024
EPA is removing regulatory waivers for “force majeure” events, such as natural disasters, from air rules in the refining and chemical manufacturing sectors, satisfying a longstanding request by environmentalists to remove the waivers that EPA claims are rarely used anyway, but industry groups would prefer to retain. In a rule signed by EPA Administrator Michael Regan March 15 ahead of its upcoming publication in the Federal Register , EPA removes the waivers from provisions governing pressure relief devices (PRDs) and...

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