Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

EPA Eases Industrial Monitoring for Smog-Forming Pollutants (1)

Feb. 27, 2019, 5:30 PMUpdated: Feb. 27, 2019, 7:43 PM

Costly nonstop air pollution monitoring requirements for power plants and large steel, aluminum, and paper manufacturers across the Eastern U.S. will be relaxed under an EPA rule.

Under the rule, the Environmental Protection Agency will let states write air pollution cleanup plans that give plants and facilities the option to choose lower-cost monitoring for nitrogen oxides, a precursor to ozone pollution.

The change would affect about 285 large industrial facilities and 30 power plants using turbines and boilers fired by fossil fuels, the EPA said.

The EPA estimates the move will save industries between $1.2 million to $3.3 million each ...