The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will publish a proposed rule on October 24, that would allow the agency to forego eight-year reviews of new pollution source performance standards under the Clean Air Act, if current standards are deemed acceptable, no new sources are expected in the next eight years, or more stringent controls exist elsewhere in the Clean Air Act. Fourteen sources would not be subject to reviews under those three criteria, and public comments on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking will be accepted through November 23. The proposed rule is an attempt for EPA to comply with an executive order calling for a streamlined regulatory process.