EPA will not tighten farm dust regulations
December 18, 2012, Washington, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its national clean air standards without tightening “farm dust” standards.
Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA is required to review its air quality standards every five years. According to EPA, a federal court required the agency to issue a final standard by December 14, because it did not meet its five-year legal deadline. In June, EPA proposed to retain the coarse particulate matter (PM-10) standard, and several farm groups submitted comments encouraging EPA to make that proposal final. READ MORE