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National Journal: Rumors Fly About OMB Request on EPA Ozone Rules
August 5, 2011

Posted by Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov

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National Journal: Need to Know Memo - Energy

RUMORS FLY ABOUT OMB DELAY REQUEST ON EPA OZONE RULES

August 5, 2011

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Senior GOP Hill sources and industry lobbyists tell National Journal that OMB requested a 30-day delay on signing off on EPA's ozone standard, which the agency had said it would issue by last month but hasn't yet. OMB received the rule on July 11, and it reminded NJ  on Thursday that it has up to 90 days to review any given rule. Meanwhile, clean-energy lobbyists supporting EPA's timely issuance of the standard said that EPA is unlikely to issue the rule by August 12, the day briefs are due in court on litigation related to updating this standard -- and the date the agency had signaled to stakeholders last week it was aiming for.

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