air quality rule News

  • 17 states seek federal court review of EPA air quality rules

    Seventeen states are asking a federal judge to review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency move to force more cuts in carbon emissions from power plants. The petition, filed Tuesday in a federal appeals court in Washington, charges the EPA with illegally invalidating the states' air quality protection plans. EPA sets national air ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Finalizes Rules for the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

    Eco Power Solutions, a leading provider of advanced emission control technology, said its ...


  • Trinity Consultants Provides Training on EPA Greenhouse Gas “Tailoring Rule” for Air Quality Permitting

    Trinity Consultants, an environmental consulting firm with offices nationwide, will present two Webinars on June 4 and June 10 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CDT on the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final PSD and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule.  The training will be delivered by John E. (Jay) Hofmann, President/CEO of Trinity Consultants, and Katherine Blue, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Air Quality: Cyprus, Italy, Portugal and Spain taken to Court over failure to comply with EU rules

    The European Commission is urging Cyprus, Italy, Portugal and Spain to comply with EU air quality limit values for airborne particles known as PM10. These Member States have so far failed to effectively tackle excess emissions of PM10. On the recommendation of Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, the Commission has therefore decided to take Cyprus, Italy, Portugal and Spain to Court. ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • UK Supreme Court ruling on Air Quality – reaction from the European Renewable Ethanol Industry

    Following last week’s UK Supreme Court ruling that the UK Government must revise its national air quality plans to tackle nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions, a greenhouse gas mainly attributed to diesel fuel use, Robert Wright, Secretary-General of ePURE, the European renewable ethanol industry association, said: “17 Member States of the EU are in breach of their air quality targets and ...

  • Houston air quality continues to improve

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to find the Houston metro area is on track to attain an important milestone in ozone-pollution reduction. This follows a nearly 25-year trend of decreasing ozone readings for the area, despite significant population growth. The EPA is proposing to approve the State of Texas’ plan for the Houston area to attain the 1997 standard ...

  • Final rule reduces air toxics from existing stationary diesel engines

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is setting the first standards that will reduce emissions of formaldehyde, benzene, acrolein and other toxic air pollutants from certain stationary diesel engines. These pollutants are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health problems and environmental damage. “Improving air quality is one the agency’s top priorities,” said Gina ...

  • EPA proposes approval of public participation rules in Texas’ clean-air plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to approve the Texas clean-air plan that covers public notification requirements for facilities applying for air permits. The proposed approval applies to existing facilities that plan to make major changes as well as new projects. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) clarified the clean-air plan’s procedures for ...

  • Want to cut drug spending? air pollution rules could help. (#2259)

    As environmentalists and industry groups bicker over the costs and benefits of pollution rules, a new study finds that we may actually be underestimating the value of clean air in at least one respect: Cutting pollution can allow people to spend less on prescription drugs. The new working paper, by economists at MIT and UC Santa Barbara, concluded that a U.S. government program set up in 2003 to ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • EPA seeking comments on reconsideration of air rule for backup stationary engines

    The Environmental Protection Agency will accept public comments through Nov. 4 on its decision to reconsider three issues in air pollution standards for backup stationary engines that generate electricity, including the 2015 compliance date for requiring ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel, according to a notice published Sept. 5 (78 Fed. Reg. 54,606). EPA also is reconsidering a requirement for engine ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Federal Court rules clean air, wildlife, quiet must come first

    A federal court ruled this week that the Bush Administration’s decision authorizing snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park violates the fundamental legal responsibility of the National Park Service to protect the clean air, wildlife, and natural quiet of national parks, including Yellowstone, for the benefit of all visitors. The court found that the Administration authorized snowmobile use ...

  • Calgon Carbon Responds to U.S. Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule

    Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) (the Company) announced its satisfaction with today’s ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the Court) to leave MATS in effect while remanding it to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for further proceedings. In doing so, the Court noted that EPA has represented that it is on track to issue a final ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • Jackson Signs Proposed Rule Amending Human Subjects Protections Rule

    On January 18, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule that would revise EPA's February 6, 2006, final rule concerning protections for subjects in human research. According to EPA, the proposed amendments would broaden the applicability of the rules to cover human testing with pesticides submitted to EPA under any regulatory statute it ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Finalizes Approval of Public Participation Rules in Texas’ Clean-Air Plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Texas’ clean-air plan that covers public notification requirements for facilities applying for air permits. The revised plan gives citizens additional opportunities to comment on applications for air permits for new facilities and modifications to existing facilities. Citizens will be notified when a facility applies for a permit and ...

  • Rule Aims to Help Clear Air Around Grand Canyon

    The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant's ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states

    The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control. At the same time, the EPA moved to remove two states - South Carolina and Florida - from the "good neighbor" rules, saying they don't contribute significant amounts of smog to other ...


    By Associated Press

  • Jackson signs proposed rule amending human subjects protections rule

    On January 18, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule that would revise EPA's February 6, 2006, final rule concerning protections for subjects in human research. According to EPA, the proposed amendments would broaden the applicability of the rules to cover human testing with pesticides submitted to EPA under any regulatory statute it ...


    By Acta Group

  • EU states approve new air quality directive

    EU citizens will soon be better protected from the negative health effects of fine dust particles,  thanks to a new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The legal text was adopted at the Council meeting on on Monday in Luxembourg, following an agreement with the European Parliament under the conciliation procedure. It foresees a limit of 25 µg/m3 for the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Colorado proposes oil, gas air-quality crackdown

    Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials on Monday proposed the nation's first statewide standards for methane emissions and other heightened safeguards. The proposed rules don't require more state inspections of drilling sites. But they do recommend a system of infrared cameras to speed ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA and LDEQ Raise Awareness of Importance of Air Quality

    Today, representatives from the US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) came together to raise awareness of the importance of air quality for people’s health. EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry and LDEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch spoke about ozone and its effects on air quality and people’s health as part of Air ...

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