Weekly Focus

Despite Calls, EPA Avoids Fundamental Strengthening Of Air Toxics Limits

November 18, 2021
EPA has issued a series of revised air toxics rules, the first such regulations under the Biden administration, that largely retain Trump-era plans for modest tightening of control technology and broadening of emissions covered, despite calls from states and environmentalists to strengthen the program in part to address environmental justice concerns. In final risk-and-technology review (RTR) rules covering several industry sectors, published Nov. 18 or scheduled for publication Nov. 19 in the Federal Register , EPA makes minor changes to...

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