Proposed EPA Rule Aims To Cut Generator Emissions

Law360, New York (March 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a draft rule on setting national emissions standards for certain diesel and gas-fired engines used to power generators.

The rule, proposed late last week, aims to limit the release of formaldehyde, benzene, acroline and other toxic air pollutants and would cover engines not already covered by earlier EPA regulations.

Toxic air pollutants are classified as compounds known to cause serious health problems and environmental concerns.

The types of engines that would be covered by the proposed regulation are typically...
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