OMB Reviews EPA’s OB/OD Plan As DOD, Environmentalists Face Off

May 12, 2023
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has begun reviewing EPA’s proposed rule that aims to limit the open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) of waste explosives and increase use of alternative disposal technologies as environmentalists and the military harden their dueling stances on the issue. EPA submitted the proposal for OMB review May 8, according to the office’s website, and EPA’s current regulatory agenda projects the proposed rule’s publication in July. The review comes as the military is underscoring...

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