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WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 2012) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman ending the stay of EPA’s major source boiler (BMACT) and solid waste incinerator (CISWI) rules. (Sierra Club v. EPA, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 11-1278 (PLF)).
“By requiring the Boiler MACT and CISWI rules to take effect now, the order creates uncertainty for businesses and puts U.S. investment at risk,” said Cal Dooley, ACC President and CEO. “The decision reaffirms the need for legislation to ensure industry has adequate time to comply. We urge Senators to quickly approve the ‘EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011’ (S. 1392), which currently has 41 co-sponsors from both parties.
“EPA is reconsidering certain provisions and seeking public comment, a sensible step that could improve the final regulations. Unfortunately, industry has lost months of compliance preparation time, as the effective date of the rules has been set back to last May, when the stay was imposed. Legislation can help ensure businesses do not waste precious dollars of U.S. investment struggling to meet requirements for unfinished rules.”
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