WASHINGTON (Sept. 30)—The Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Manufacturers have filed objections to the proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The settlement, which would reduce the allotted time between the first and second parts of Clean Air Act permits for industrial sources to one year from two, would only create hardship and needless expense for manufacturers, the RMA and NAM claimed. Also, the Sierra Club lacks standing to challenge the permitting final rule issued April 5, because it never submitted comments about the proposed rule and raised questions in its lawsuit that were never raised during the rulemaking process, the RMA argued.
RMA, NAM object to EPA-Sierra Club proposed settlement
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