EPA Floats New Exemptions To Tribal Air Pollution Rule

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing additional exemptions to emissions standards on tribal lands that would allow more stationary sources to avoid violations for exceeding federal air pollution levels, the agency said Monday.

The changes would release from liability several low-emitting pollution sources, including stationary internal combustion engines, emergency generators, and furnaces or boilers used for space heating. The EPA said the new rule could affect oil and gas producers and operators, electrical power generators, sewage treatment facilities and sawmills, among others.

The new exemptions...
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