EPA Targets Airport De-Icing Waste In Proposed Rule

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 4:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has drafted a new rule that seeks to make de-icing practices on aircraft and at airport runways more environmentally sound, while maintaining air safety as the top priority.

On Wednesday, the EPA revealed the proposed rule change, hoping to better control the wastewater discharges connected to the de-icing of aircraft and pavement at more than 200 airports throughout the U.S.

“Discharges from de-icing operations at airports can have major impacts on water quality, causing reductions in wildlife, contamination of drinking water...
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