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The agency late Friday issued "no action assurance" letters waiving the rules through September 22.

EPA said it would not take enforcement action against:

"Under EPA's no action assurance letters, the facilities must continue to exercise good air pollution control practices and comply with all other federal, state and local environmental laws," the agency said.

--Meghan Gordon, meghan.gordon@spglobal.com

--Edited by Dan Lalor, daniel.lalor@spglobal.com