EPA Rescinds Trump Civil Inspection Rule To Restore Needed ‘Flexibility’

January 3, 2022
Responding to an early Biden executive order (EO), EPA is rescinding a Trump-era rule that changed longstanding civil inspection practices after concluding that the rule, issued in 2020 to comply with a Trump EO, limited the flexibility agency inspectors need to conduct enforcement work on a case-by-case manner. And while EPA has revoked the rule, the agency says it will continue to generally follow its requirements. “The inspection rule being rescinded today converted a subset of what had been longstanding...

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