EPA To Mull Quashing Bush-Era Fuel Emissions Rule

Law360, New York (December 2, 2009, 5:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the withdrawal of a Bush administration rule that went into effect the day President Barack Obama was sworn into office exempting certain manufacturing byproducts used for fuel from hazardous waste regulations.

On Wednesday, the EPA announced its proposal to purge the Emission Comparable Fuels rule, which excludes from certain waste regulations fuels from hazardous byproducts that generate emissions similar to fuel oil when burned in industrial boilers.

"EPA is proposing to withdraw this conditional exclusion because ECF appears to...
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