EPA Won't Reconsider Sewage Sludge Incineration Rule

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to deny two petitions for reconsideration of a rule establishing new performance standards and emission guidelines for sewage sludge incineration units located at wastewater treatment facilities, the agency said Thursday.

The rule, published in March 2011, sets new limits for nine pollutants under the Clean Air Act: cadmium, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, lead, mercury, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans, and sulfur dioxide.

The rule would affect facilities designed to treat domestic sewage sludge. The EPA said...
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