Court of Appeals Vacates EPA Incinerator Standards

Date: March 4, 2004

Source: News Room

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington has found standards on incinerator emissions lacking and has forced the EPA to reconfigure the rules, which were established in 2000 by the Clinton Administration. Those rules replaced the 1990 Clean Air Act rules enacted in 1995, which industry had argued did not preserve necessary differentiations between large and small incinerators. But the panel ruled that it could not support the idea that the EPA's current required levels of emissions from incinerators actually comply with the Clean Air Act.

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