EPA To Ease Air Rules For Emergency Combustion Engines

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 6:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed Wednesday to relax part of two rulemakings setting new air emissions standards for internal combustion engines, paving the way for settlements in a pair of lawsuits challenging the rules in the D.C. Circuit.

In a proposed settlement notice filed in the Federal Register, the EPA said it would revise the rules to allow operators of emergency stationary internal combustion engines to run them for as many as 60 hours annually, up from 15 hours under current EPA rules.

The settlement...
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