Flurry Of EPA Air Toxics Rule Reviews Results In Few Regulatory Changes

July 9, 2020
In a flurry of recent final actions, EPA has completed several Clean Air Act-mandated reviews of sector-specific national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) rules that largely leave air toxics risk assessments and emissions limits unchanged, but tighten certain compliance requirements and make other minor changes. EPA’s activity aims to help cut its backlog of dozens of delayed risk-and-technology reviews (RTRs), which are required under the air law eight years after EPA first issues a NESHAP setting air toxics...

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