Committee Says EPA Must Rule On Calif.'s Request

Law360, New York (July 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Tuesday approved a landmark piece of legislation requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue a timely decision on California’s request for a waiver to regulate pollution from cars.

Under the terms of the bill, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson must issue a decision within 30 days of the bill's enactment, and no later than Sept. 30, on any pending request for a waiver of federal preemption submitted by California for motor vehicles.

The bill also forces Johnson to...
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