EPA's Lead Emissions Standards Upheld By DC Circ.

Law360, New York (May 28, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Recent federal lead emissions standards survived challenges from both trade associations claiming they were too stringent and environmental groups arguing that they don't go far enough, as the D.C. Circuit found Tuesday that the rule is consistent with Clean Air Act requirements.

A three-judge panel's decision upholds a 90 percent reduction in allowable lead emissions from secondary lead smelting facilities, moving from the 1995 maximum achievable control technology standard of 2.0 milligrams per dry standard cubic meter to a mere 0.2 mg/dscm.

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