Industry Urges EPA To Drop CWA ‘Worst Case’ Rule Over Legal Issues, Cost

August 5, 2022
Industry groups are urging EPA to withdraw its proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) rule that would require facilities with aboveground tanks to develop response plans for worst-case spills, saying the proposed rule has “substantial legal deficiencies” and lacks justification for the cost and burden it places on regulated entities. The proposal is unnecessary both because it covers already existing requirements to CWA hazardous substance discharges, and previous agency decisions have determined further spill rule requirements are not needed, argues the...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive environmental policy reporting.