EPA Partially Denies Critics’ Good Neighbor Petitions Due To Rule Stay

March 29, 2024
EPA is partially denying petitions to reconsider and administratively stay the multi-state Good Neighbor Plan (GNP) for attaining the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), finding the petitions -- three from industry groups and one from a state -- “provide no good basis on which the [plan] should be modified or withdrawn.” EPA in the denials also strongly defends the “modular” nature of the GNP and is seeking to keep it in force in states where courts have...

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