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EPA Scraps Plan For Mining Finance Rule, Raising Doubts About Other Sectors

December 04, 2017
Despite staff expectations, the Trump administration is dropping an Obama-era proposal to issue the first-ever financial responsibility requirements under section 108 of the Superfund law for the mining sector, saying it would create an undue burden on the sector and creating doubts over whether the agency will pursue similar rules for other industries. "EPA's final action on the proposed rule is a decision not to promulgate it," the agency says in a pre-publication Federal Register notice released late Dec...

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