EPA Hopes To Expedite Federal Air Quality Reviews

Law360, New York (March 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule aimed at expediting the process federal agencies use to ensure that their projects fall in line with state plans for controlling air quality.

The proposed revision to the EPA's general conformity regulations will be the subject of a public hearing on March 14. There, parties directly or indirectly affected by projects, such as air bases or roads, can voice their opinions.

The measure is largely seen as the agency's effort to comply with the Safe, Accountable,...
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