Industry Raises Data Quality Concerns Over 'Residual Risk' Air Rule

October 20, 2004
Industry groups are questioning the scientific analyses EPA used in proposing its first "residual risk" air toxics standard, saying the agency may have violated data guidelines under the Information Quality Act. The proposed rule addresses air emissions from coke oven batteries, and could set a precedent for the way EPA develops similar requirements for a host of major industries. At the same time, state air officials are raising separate concerns that the rule is not strict enough and sets a...

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