EPA Asks To Delay Contested Boiler Emission Rule

Law360, New York (December 7, 2010, 8:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked a federal judge on Tuesday for a 15-month delay to finalize emissions standards for industrial boilers, citing the need to repropose the contested rule to reduce potential litigation risks.

In a motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the EPA said it had received 4,800 individual public comments after proposing standards to limit hazardous air pollutants emitted by major source boilers, certain area source boilers and commercial and institutional solid waste incineration units.

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