EPA Backs CAA Emission Fees Program

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it planned to greenlight a revised rule proposed by California's San Joaquin Valley that would set up an alternative program to meet emission fee collection requirements under the Clean Air Act.

In a notice published in the Federal Register, the agency proposed to approve the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District's Rule 3170, which would allow the district to enact a program to collect fees from major stationary sources in the severe ozone nonattainment area that...
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