EPA Faces Challenge To Wood Heater Emissions Rule

Law360, New York (August 22, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT) -- States and public advocacy groups are demanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency update 25-year-old new source performance standards for residential wood heaters to account for expanded use and new technology, according to intent-to-sue notices posted on the agency's website Thursday.

The petitioners argue that residential wood heaters are fired up much more frequently since the rules were crafted in 1988, including a dramatic hike from the exempted category of boilers. The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to review and revise the standard every eight years,...
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