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EPA Announces Next Step on Air Toxics Standards for Boilers and Certain Incinerators
Agency allows time to seek and review additional public input on new standards
Input through the public comment process already resulted in dramatic cuts in the cost of implementation, while maintaining maximum public health benefits, under the rule announced in February. As part of the reconsideration process, EPA will issue a stay postponing the effective date of the standards for major source boilers and commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators to allow the agency to continue to seek additional public comment before an updated rule is proposed. This process of careful consideration of public comments, and close attention to both costs and benefits, is consistent with the president’s directives with respect to regulation, as set out in executive order 13563, issued on January 18.
EPA will accept additional data and information on these standards until July 15, 2011. (EPA)