WASHINGTON--Industrial user groups say proposed rules to limit the use of stack height as a way of meeting emissions laws could cost some users up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Pulp and paper mills are expected to be hardest hit by the rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. (See Nov. 19, 1984, EUN, page 23.) Chemical plants, steel mills, cement plants, smelters and others will also be affected.
EPA made its proposals because of a court order that stack height rules under the 1977 Clean Air Act be made more strict. Air EPA would not require users to shorten stacks; it would instead require some users to plan emmissions control for their plants as if their stacks were shorter.
More than 200 user, utility, state EPA and environmental concerns …