Appearing November 15 during a meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission and Mid-Atlantic/Northwest Visibility Union, Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency assistant administrator for air and radiation, announced that the agency plans to finalize air toxics emissions standards for boilers within the next few months. The agency issued final air toxics standards for boilers in March 2011 under a court-ordered deadline but immediately planned to reconsider the rules. There are 1.5 million boilers in the country, but only 5,500 are expected to be subject to the emissions limits, as the remainder can implement work practice standards to comply or are already sufficiently clean.