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EPA Suggests Applying Steep Permit Deadline To States, Raising Fears

November 05, 2018
EPA waste officials are suggesting that the agency may eventually apply its requirement setting a six-month deadline for all its permitting decisions to state-issued permits, prompting concerns from state officials who fear they would not be able to meet such a goal and fear it may undercut the quality of some permits. “We do anticipate this [requirement] moving over to state-issued permits at some point,” Amanda Kohler, permitting branch chief in EPA's Office of Resource Conservation & Recovery (ORCR), told...

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