These standards will require industries to adopt the latest technology to reduce pollution. The law gave EPA an 18-month grace period, which it apparently will exercise. This gives can makers an extra year to work with EPA officials to design a reasonable standard.
Cans get a break
EPA has assured metal can manufacturers that the industry's Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard will not be promulgated until at least the summer of 2001, despite a requirement in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 that the MACT standard must be released by fall 2000.
Jul 31, 1999
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