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EPA Amends Emissions Standards For Some Plants

Law360 (January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is eliminating the opacity standard, which prohibits the emission of air contaminants dark enough to obscure a person's vision, for certain fossil-fuel fired electric utility facilities.

The new rules, published in Wednesday's edition of the Federal Register, apply to electric utility steam generating units with a particulate matter limit of 0.030 pounds per million British thermal units or less that choose to voluntarily install and use continuous emission monitors to demonstrate compliance.

The new rules came in...
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