Frequent Questions

Will EPA consider exempting Guam or the Northern Mariana Islands from the RFG/Anti-dumping regulations pursuant to § 325(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act, subject to a request from the Governor of these territories?

Section 325(a)(1) of the Clean Air Act (Act) provides that, upon petition by the Governor of Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Administrator of EPA may exempt any person or source (or class of persons or sources) in such territory from any requirement under the Act19 if the Administrator finds that compliance with such requirement is not feasible or is unreasonable due to unique geographical, meteorological, or economic factors of such territory, or such other local factors as the Administrator deems significant. Accordingly, before EPA can consider exempting Guam or the Northern Mariana Islands from the RFG/Anti-dumping regulations, a petition must be submitted to EPA by the Governor of the territory detailing why compliance is not feasible or is unreasonable due to factors unique to the territory.(9/12/94)

19 Other than section 112 or any requirement under section 110 or part D necessary to attain or maintain a national primary ambient air quality standard.



This question and answer is posted at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/fuels/rfg/qa/420r03009.pdf. The original was posted in the Q&A posted on 9/12/94 which can found at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/rfg_qa.htm" See Question ID 3857 for RFG (Taken from the first question on
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/fuels/rfg/qa/420r03009.pdf)
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