EPA Proposal Would Limit Function Of Permit Appeals Board

By Keith Goldberg (November 6, 2019, 6:19 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday floated changes to how it reviews permits that would lessen the role played by the agency's Environmental Appeals Board in the permitting process.

The proposed rule would give the EPA's administrator more influence over the EAB's operation and decision-making, and put additional limits on how the EAB considers appeals of permitting decisions.

The agency touted its proposal as a way to "streamline and modernize" the EAB — which the EPA created in 1992 — in light of states and tribes having assumed over the years more authority to issue Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and...

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