Texas Urges EPA To Codify Guide On Wildfire ‘Exceptional Events’ Claims

March 8, 2024
Texas is seeking to formalize the process by which EPA prioritizes processing of states’ requests for “exceptional events” waivers from federal air standards, asking the agency to enshrine draft guidance as a rule that would set deadlines for EPA decisions on how much evidence states need supply and would bar EPA from reversing such decisions. In comments submitted to EPA ahead of a March 7 deadline for public input, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) like other state regulators...

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