Threat of lawsuit against EPA could affect industry

Published on September 25th, 2013

(September 25, 2013) – Environmental groups are threatening the Environmental Protection Agency with a lawsuit that could result in additional regulations for boatbuilders. The Sierra Club and California Communities Against Air Toxics said in an Aug. 26 letter recently posted to the EPA’s website that the agency failed to review toxics standards for 46 industries, including the marine industry, as required by the Clean Air Act of 1990. According to the law, the EPA had eight years after finalizing the boatbuilder Maximum Achievable Control Technology in 2001 to perform the assessment, called a residual risk review, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Full report in Soundings.

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