In a November 13 status report to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Environmental Protection Agency said that it intends to sign a proposed rule by November 20 to revise mercury and air toxics limits issued last December for new coal- and oil-fired power plants. On Friday, the agency proposed the revised standards, limiting mercury emissions of new plants that do not use low-rank virgin coal to 0.03 lbs/GWh. The White House Office of Management and Budget received the proposed rule for expedited interagency review November 7, and the agency is on track to sign the final rule this coming March.