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EPA Completes Requirement to Promulgate Emission Standards

03/21/11

Source: SOCMA
Related Topics: Clean Air Act (as Amended)

In today’s Federal Register, EPA published a Administrator Lisa Jackson’s conclusion that the agency has “completed sufficient standards to meet the 90% requirement under both sections 112©(3) and (k)(3)(B), and section 112(c)(6)” of the Clean Air Act. (The Clean Air Act requires that sources accounting for 90% of the area source emissions of each of the thirty urban HAPS be subject to regulation.)   Under legal pressure from the Sierra Club, EPA was under a court order, most recently amended on January 20, to complete its CAA obligations on this front by February 21. 

Jackson based her conclusion on her review of two technical documents located in the dockets -- Topham to Docket, Emission Standards for Meeting the 90 Percent Requirement Under Section 112(c)(3) and Section 112(k)(3)(B) of the Clean Air Act (found in Docket ID EPA-HQ-OAR-2002-0036); and Topham to Docket, Emission Standards for Meeting the 90 Percent Requirement Under Section 112(c)(6) of the Clean Air Act (found in Docket ID EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0505).







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