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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

EPA Proposes to Update the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for New Power Plants

November 16, 2012 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to update emission limits for new power plants under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The updates would only apply to future power plants; would not change the types of state-of-the-art pollution controls that they are expected to install; and would not significantly change costs or public health benefits of the rule. The public will have the opportunity to comment for 30 days after publication in the Federal Register and at a public hearing in Washington DC if one is requested. 

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