The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to repeal tighter emissions standards for truck components, a rule adopted in the final months of the Obama administration aimed at controlling traditional air pollutants as well as greenhouse-gas emissions linked to climate change.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who privately met in May with the manufacturer that stands to benefit most from the rule’s repeal, suggested in August that he would reexamine the rule “in light of the significant issues raised” and see whether it is consistent with the agency’s authority under the Clean Air Act.
The Office of Management and Budget has posted a notice saying that on Saturday it received the proposal to rescind the rule. Asked about the regulation, EPA spokesman Michael Abboud said in an email, “EPA does not comment on items under interagency review.”
Unlike some Obama-era regulations, the rule, which is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, has been widely embraced by the trucking industry.