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83 FR 12118

ELR Federal Agency Update

Sierra Club v. EPA

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit held that EPA must justify emissions limits set for certain hazardous air pollutants. The CAA requires EPA to set limits for seven different hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). In 2015, the Agency claimed to have...

Time to Toss It Out? The “Once In, Always In” Policy for “Major Source” Hazardous Air Pollutant Standards

ELR Article

EPA's recent call for regulatory reform suggestions offers a good opportunity for ending a long-standing regulatory overreach: EPA’s “once in, always in” policy for standards applicable to a major source of hazardous air pollutants...

79 FR 74656

ELR Federal Agency Update

Association of Battery Recyclers, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's revised NESHAPs for secondary lead smelting facilities. In 2012, acting pursuant to CAA §§112(d)(6) and 112(f)(2), EPA revised the 1995 emissions standards for secondary lead smelting facilities, reducing...

Dangerous Air Apparent: How EPA’s Hazardous Air Pollutant Program Has Failed to Address Toxic Hotspots

ELR Article

The Clean Air Act (CAA) mandates that EPA regulate emissions of more than 180 commonly used industrial chemicals and compounds known as hazardous air pollutants
(HAPs). Unfortunately, EPA does not regulate or restrict emissions of...