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Federally Permitted Releases (06/27/00)

On the June 27th, EPA published a notice in the Federal Register stating that the Agency has officially suspended the "Interim Guidance" contained in the document titled, Interim Guidance on the CERCLA Section 101 Federally Permitted Release Definition for Certain Air Emissions. The notice goes on to state that EPA intends to issue a revised guidance document to replace the "Interim Guidance" during July 2000. The Interim Guidance was originally published in the Federal Register on December 21, 1999. Perhaps of more significance are the following statements, which are quoted from the June 27th notice.

"EPA suspended the Interim Guidance until the revisions are issued. This means that EPA will not rely on or cite the suspended Interim Guidance in any actions, including actions to enforce the reporting requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)."

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