EPA Proposes New Limits On PVC Plant Emissions

Law360, New York (April 18, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed tighter rules for facilities that produce polyvinyl chloride that would set emissions limits and establish work practice standards.

The proposed restrictions aim to reduce levels of toxins emitted during PVC production. The agency's proposal is part of a settlement with the Sierra Club, which sued the agency in 2008 over its failure to regulate all PVC-related toxins.

The EPA said the rules would require PVC-producing facilities to monitor and limit toxins, such as dioxin and vinyl chloride, that...
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