EPA Publishes Reconsidered Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources Proposal


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

Today, EPA published its reconsidered chemical manufacturing area sources (CMAS) proposal in the Federal Register.  Comments are due on March 30.

The Clean Air Act required EPA to identify and list the area source categories that represented 90% of the emissions of the 30 urban air toxics associated with area sources, and to subject those categories to standards.  Today’s proposal addresses the chemical manufacturing category.

CMAS was actually finalized in October 2009, but Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) filed a Petition for Reconsideration with EPA in February 2012, challenging several provisions in the agency’s final rule.  EPA granted the Petition in June 2010, and today’s proposal is part of the reconsideration process.

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