Environment & Energy Report

EPA Tells Texas to Submit Plans to Address Sulfur Pollution

July 31, 2020, 11:28 PM

Texas will have to submit plans to address sulfur dioxide pollution in three parts of the state or face sanctions under a final rule that the EPA plans to publish.

Texas failed to submit state implementation plans to satisfy planning requirements for areas not meeting the one-hour primary sulfur dioxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard, the EPA said in a final but not-yet-published rule signed July 28 by its Region 6 Regional Administrator, Kenley McQueen.

The Environmental Protection Agency said the rule establishes deadlines under the Clean Air Act for the agency to impose sanctions if Texas doesn’t...

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