Errors Delay Publication Of Major EPA Air Toxics, Water Rules By Months

August 19, 2004
Minor errors are causing lengthy delays in promulgating at least three court-ordered air toxics and water pollution rules , delaying industry compliance and impeding litigation. While EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt signed all three rules in February -- in time to meet the court-ordered deadlines -- a water rule for power plants was not published until Aug. 4, an air pollution rule for plywood manufacturers was not published until July 30, and an air pollution rule for boilers has yet to...

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