Ill. Pollution Panel Rejects Emergency Petcoke Dust Rule

Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 3:20 PM EST) -- The Illinois Pollution Control Board on Thursday turned down Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposed regulatory package combating windborne dust from coal and petroleum coke storage terminals on Chicago waterways, finding no imminent public health danger justifying an emergency rule.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency had petitioned the IPCB for new requirements on bulk storage and transfer facilities on the Calumet River shipping channel that transport coal and petcoke from huge outdoor piles to address complaints that large clouds of particulate matter were menacing neighborhoods on Chicago’s Southeast...
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