Facilities May Get More Time To Enact Oil Spill Rules

Law360, New York (August 2, 2010, 1:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking to give facilities that don't generally operate offshore — including dairy farms, petroleum refineries, and chemical and food manufacturers — an extra year to implement new oil spill prevention and response rules.

The delay, announced Wednesday, would give certain facilities more time to prepare or amend and implement changes made in December 2008 and again in November to strengthen the EPA's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure rule, while keeping in place the Nov. 10 deadline for the most spill-sensitive...
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