Final EPA Guide Retains Contested Policy On Overseas Emissions Waivers

December 21, 2020
EPA has finalized guidance on when states can exempt overseas air pollution from counting toward their attainment of national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), retaining an earlier draft version of the guide allowing such exemptions that environmentalists criticized as too broad but industry groups argued was too narrow. The guidance issued this month details how states can cite Clean Air Act section 179B, which allows them to avoid some stricter air pollution control requirements and planning obligations if they can...

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