EPA Sets Precedent With Plan To Exclude Most Of Maine From OTC Area

April 30, 2021
EPA is proposing to grant Maine’s petition seeking to exclude most of the state from the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) region of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states where tougher ozone controls apply than elsewhere, setting a legal precedent that other OTC areas might cite if they want to leave the regional body. In a notice slated for publication in the May 3 Federal Register , EPA says it will allow much of Maine to leave the 12-state OTC area because emissions...

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