EPA Set To Nix Proposed Montana Air Rule Changes

Law360, New York (January 7, 2011, 2:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to overrule a set of proposed changes to Montana's permit requirements for oil and gas facilities that produce air pollution, saying the changes are not consistent with federal environmental law.

Montana's proposed revisions and new rules do not meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act and the EPA's Minor New Source Review regulations, the EPA said Thursday.

The agency will be taking comments on its proposal to disapprove the rules until Feb. 7, it said.

Montana submitted its...
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