EPA Delays Fugitive Emissions Rule For 18 Months

Law360, New York (April 1, 2010, 7:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed for 18 months a mandate that facilities in the electrical and petroleum refining industries, among others, rein in so-called fugitive emissions that result from leaks or evaporation, along with other pollutants.

The EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register on Wednesday, announcing the year and a half delay of the effective date for the final rule.

The agency has already delayed the effective date more than once, having issued a three-month stay that was set to expire March...
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