EPA Sets Rules For Fugitive Emissions

Law360, New York (December 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a program that will require facilities in the electrical and petroleum refining industries, among others, to regulate “fugitive emissions,” which seep out through equipment leaks or evaporation, along with pollution released through stacks and vents.

The agency's New Source Review program for fugitive emissions, announced in the Federal Register on Wednesday, targets pollution from major newly constructed facilities.

Under the new rule, the EPA will take fugitive emissions into account to assess whether a physical or operational change can...
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