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Pre-Publication Version of the Proposal Modernizing the Administrative Exhaustion Requirement for Permitting Decisions and Streamlining Procedures for Permit Appeals

EPA is providing a pre-publication version of a proposed rule intended to streamline and modernize part of the Agency's permitting process by creating a new, time-limited alternative dispute resolution process (ADR process) as a precondition to judicial review. While EPA has taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this copy of the proposal, it is not the official version of this action. Please refer to the official version in a forthcoming Federal Register publication, which will appear on the Government Printing Office's website.

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