April 17, 2013 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its Guidance for Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites. The guidance, which can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/oust/cat/pvi/petroleum-vapor-intrusion-review-draft-04092013.pdf has been issued for external review. EPA is accepting comments until May 24, 2013.
EPA Seeks Comment on Vapor Guidance
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Agencies use guidance to make policy. Guidance can be developed and implemented quickly. When agencies use guidance instead of the more formal rulemaking process, they risk Court review and a finding that the guidance is an unpromulgated use. One example of Agency guidance is the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Best Management Practices for Vapor Investigation and Building Mitigation Decisions.
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