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U.S. court setback for cement kiln association

According to the Waste Business Journal, the Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition was dealt a setback by a D.C. Circuit ...


According to the Waste Business Journal, the Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition was dealt a setback by a D.C. Circuit Court. The court denied a petition to review an EPA regulation that governs the permitting process for facilities that burn hazardous waste as fuel.

The court ruled that the agency’s regulation set forth an identifiable permitting standard, that the agency’s interpretation of the regulation was neither plainly erroneous nor inconsistent with the regulation, and that the agency satisfied the Administrative Procedure Act in developing its rules.

The case is Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. D.C. Circuit. The regulation at issue is NESHAP: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors (40 CFR Part 63).

For more information, visit the Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition website at www.ckrc.org and also visit the Waste Business Journal at www.wastebusinessjournal.com


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