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EPA Plan Limiting EAB Could Complicate Citizen Group Permit Appeals

November 06, 2019
EPA is proposing rule changes that would limit the role of the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB), its administrative permit review body, likely complicating citizen groups’ efforts to challenge permits, while providing a new way for the agency’s general counsel and administrator to weigh in on legal disputes. The agency’s plan, which is winning praise from one industry attorney, also would eliminate EAB’s ability to review permit decisions on its own initiative and set 12-year term limits for EAB judges. The...


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