EPA Denies Georgia's RFG Waiver Request for Atlanta.
According to RFA, Atlanta is designated a severe nonattainment area for ozone pollution and, under the Clean Air Act, must institute measures to reduce emissions, such as mandating RFG in the region.
"Georgia's waiver request simply failed to make the case," said RFA president Bob Dinneen. "There is no reason the transition to RFG in Atlanta can't be seamless."
The RFA, which submitted its own analysis to counter the waiver request, said Georgia's case was "severely flawed," relying on inaccurate data and making "unreasonable assumptions" about sulfur levels for RFG sold in the region.
RFA said EPA denied the request on the grounds that the administration does not have the legal authority to allow it.
Contact: Monte Shaw, RFA, phone 202-289-3835.
(EIN STAFF: 10/1)
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|Title Annotation:||Environmental Protection Agency, reformulated gas|
|Publication:||Mobile Emissions Today|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Oct 6, 2004|
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