States Urge EPA To Reject Paint Industry's Data Quality Attack On Air Plans

August 20, 2004
Eastern states are pressing EPA to reject a paint industry data quality challenge that alleges EPA should not approve several state ozone reduction plans, claiming the Information Quality Act (IQA) does not apply to the challenged information and industry's effort threatens existing regulatory review procedures. The dispute is significant because it addresses the degree to which information supporting state regulations that are subject to EPA approval are subject to the IQA. In an Aug. 18 letter to agency and White...

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