EPA Posts Guidance On Catastrophic Air-Quality Exceptions

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suggested the implementation of a 2005 amendment to the Clean Air Act to allow agencies to discount the effect of so-called exceptional events on air quality as it pertains to regulatory standards, according to draft guidance to be published Friday in the Federal Register.

The EPA's guidance, originally issued June 26, lays out procedures for U.S. air agencies to submit evidence that the negative effects on air quality from a unique catastrophic event — such as a natural disaster or...
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