Lead:

Battery Council's Lafond discusses upcoming EPA decision on air quality standards

Under the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to set national air quality standards for lead and also periodically review and update these standards. In October, after 30 years of maintaining the same standards, EPA is expected to release new monitoring limits. How stringent will the new standards be? What improvements can EPA make on its rule? How is industry reacting? During today's OnPoint, Timothy Lafond, chairman of the Battery Council International's Environment Committee and executive director of environmental engineering and risk management at Johnson Controls, gives his industry's take on the proposed standards and discusses how this issue may permeate the political arena.