October 6, 2014

Environmental Protection Agency Proposes New Regulations on Steel Manufacturers

The Washington, DC newspaper The Hill reported last week, “Steel manufacturers are coming under scrutiny from the Environmental Protection Agency.” Indeed, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today will publish a new proposal that would eventually limit emissions from iron ferroalloys used by steel producers. The EPA discusses the facilities that would be affected by the new requirements, and the costs and benefits associated them, here. The proposal amends regulations first proposed in 2011 and would affect at least “two manganese ferroalloys production facilities currently operating in the United States.” (The EPA acknowledges more facilities could be affected.) The public has 45 days – until Nov. 20, 2014 – to comment on the proposed regulation. The EPA hopes to finalize the rule by next March.