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ACC: EPA Should "Stay" Boiler MACT Rules During Reconsideration

Contact: Jennifer Scott (202) 249-6512  
Email: Jennifer_Scott@americanchemistry.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 2011) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today joined other industry groups in filing a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting a stay of its emission standards and regulatory requirements for industrial boilers (Boiler MACT) and solid waste incinerators (CISWI). The joint petition asks for a stay of the rules until the reconsideration process is complete.

EPA is reconsidering major portions of these rules, and businesses should not be asked to comply until final requirements are clear,” said Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council. “Otherwise, businesses could spend millions, if not billions, to comply with rules that may change. A stay would avoid premature and potentially misguided expenditures and allow companies to keep their immediate focus on expansion, hiring and growth.”

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