EPA Eases Final Coke Ovens Air Rule After Industry, Lawmaker Attacks

May 28, 2024
Following strong criticism from industry and lawmakers of both parties, EPA has walked back requirements in its final rule restricting air toxics emissions from coke ovens used in steelmaking, easing several aspects of the proposed version, so that no emissions cuts are required and monitoring mandates are weakened. The final rule signed by Administrator Michael Regan on May 23 and quietly uploaded to EPA’s website, still adds new emissions limits for 18 previously unregulated pollutants and “process combinations” at the...

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