API to EPA: Tier 3 so controversial it requires rulemaking process

05/13/2013
The American Petroleum Institute urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to use a full Clean Air Act rulemaking process for its proposed Tier 3 rule instead of a rushed review process API says the agency is contemplating. The proposal to reduce gasoline sulfur limits and tailpipe emissions further is so controversial that it requires publication in the Federal Register, a comment period, and a properly scheduled public hearing, API Senior Downstream Policy Advisor Patrick Kelley told reporters in a May 7 teleconference. "Respecting the statutory rulemaking process in this case is particularly important because the proposal is hard to justify and potentially very harmful," h...
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