EPA Proposes New Coal Plant Emissions Standards

Law360 (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new emission limits and monitoring requirements for equipment used at plants that process and prepare coal.

The proposal, published Wednesday in the Federal Register, supplements amendments proposed in April 2008 to the new source performance standards for coal preparation and processing plants, and is based on public comment and new data.

Among other suggestions, the 2008 document proposed to revise emissions and opacity standards for thermal dryers, pneumatic coal cleaning equipment and coal handling equipment at coal preparation and...
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