The D.C. Circuit Remands the Ozone and Particulate Matter Clean-Air Standards:

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On May 14, 1999, in American Trucking Ass'ns v. EPA, a U.S. court of Appeals ruled that deficiencies in EPA's promulgation of new primary and secondary air quality standards required that they be remanded to the agency for further consideration. The decision is controversial, in part because the two-judge majority opinion relied principally on a long-moribund legal doctrine known as the nondelegation doctrine. The decision, if it survives appeal, will thus have implications for all delegations of congressional authority to agencies. In addition, its holding that the revised ozone ambient standard cannot be enforced has sparkled debate. By itself, however, ... continued below

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Meltz, Robert & McCarthy, James E. June 10, 1999.

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  • Meltz, Robert Legislative Attorney; American Law Division
  • McCarthy, James E. Senior Analyst in Environmental Policy; Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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On May 14, 1999, in American Trucking Ass'ns v. EPA, a U.S. court of Appeals ruled that deficiencies in EPA's promulgation of new primary and secondary air quality standards required that they be remanded to the agency for further consideration. The decision is controversial, in part because the two-judge majority opinion relied principally on a long-moribund legal doctrine known as the nondelegation doctrine. The decision, if it survives appeal, will thus have implications for all delegations of congressional authority to agencies. In addition, its holding that the revised ozone ambient standard cannot be enforced has sparkled debate. By itself, however, the decision is unlikely to have major short-term effects on the ozone and particulate matter control programs

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Meltz, Robert & McCarthy, James E. The D.C. Circuit Remands the Ozone and Particulate Matter Clean-Air Standards:, report, June 10, 1999; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs937/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.