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States Seek 15-Month Delay For RMP Rule Pending EPA Revision Or Repeal

March 17, 2017
A coalition of GOP states is petitioning EPA to delay by an additional 15 months the effective date of the Obama administration's final rule updating the agency's facility accident prevention program, saying more time is needed beyond the current delayed June deadline for EPA to weigh whether to revise or outright repeal the regulation. The states in their March 14 petition support EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's recent delay of the rule and argue that the regulation's disclosure requirements make facilities...

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