EPA Publishes New Rule On Airport De-Icing Waste

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 1:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has officially filed a new rule designed to make de-icing practices on aircraft and at airport runways more environmentally sound, while maintaining air safety as the top priority.

On Friday, the EPA submitted to the Federal Register a proposed rule regarding effluent limitation guidelines and new source performance standards for the airport de-icing category, hoping to better control wastewater discharges connected to the de-icing of aircraft and pavement at more than 200 airports across the U.S.

“Discharges from de-icing operations at...
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