NATA Appeals to Congress on EPA Rule

 - October 19, 2006, 11:21 AM

In a letter to all 535 members of Congress, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) highlighted what it calls “costly and ill-conceived provisions” within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) spill prevention, control and countermeasures (SPCC) rule. NATA president James Coyne called on Congress to stop the EPA from moving forward with the rule in its entirety. The SPCC regulations would require mobile refueling vehicles in use at airports to be subject to so-called “secondary containment” when the trucks are not in service. The regulations are set to take effect next year.