EPA Finds Risk From Leaded Aircraft Fuel, But Regulatory Plans Unclear

October 7, 2022
EPA has issued its long-awaited proposed finding that lead in aviation fuel likely “endangers public health and welfare,” a measure that will trigger regulation to limit lead, but the prospects for an eventual phaseout of the fuel remain unclear amid uncertainty over the “scope, applicability, timing, and nature of any subsequent rulemakings.” Administrator Michael Regan Oct. 7 signed the proposed “endangerment finding” , after years of pressure from environmentalists and pleas for action from some Democratic lawmakers to address the...

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