EPA Nixes Soot Rule Exceptions After DC Circ. Ruling

Law360, Chicago (December 6, 2013, 3:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday will remove from its regulations parts of a rule that had allowed some new power plants to sidestep a screening program for excessive soot pollution, implementing a January decision from the D.C. Circuit in a case brought by the Sierra Club.

In a final rule to be published in the Federal Register, the EPA vacated portions of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration regulations for fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5, regarding "significant impact levels" and "significant monitoring concentration."...
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