air permitting rule Articles

  • EPA Issues Final Tailoring GHG Permitting Rule

    EPA estimates that Title V permits would be required for over six million sources not now subject to the program. On June 3, 2010, EPA issued a final rule addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This controversial rule set thresholds for GHG emissions that define when permits under the New Source Review Prevention of Significant ...


    By Acta Group

  • Legal lookout: EPA issues final “tailoring” GHG permitting rule

    EPA estimates that Title V permits would be required for over six million sources not now subject to the program. On June 3, 2010, EPA issued a final rule addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This controversial rule set thresholds for GHG emissions that define when permits under the New Source Review Prevention of Significant ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • GHG Reporting Rule

    G 6.1 | Requirements and Developments in Environmental and Carbon Reporting and Disclosure John Fillo | Senior Engineer, Sentech, ...

  • Final CISWI rule

    On March 21, 2011, in parallel with publication of the Boiler National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rules and the Non-Hazardous Secondary Material (NHSM) rule, EPA promulgated the final updates to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Existing CISWI Units, collectively referred to as the “2011 CISWI Rules.”1 The 2011 ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Return of the clean air interstate rule—The court does CAIR

    In summer 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a dramatic decision to vacate the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) in its entirety (North Carolina v. EPA, No. 05-1244, D.C. Cir., July 11, 2008). Following a petition for rehearing, it seems the previous vacatur was just a temporary detour, as the Court reinstated CAIR on December 22, 2008. The reinstatement appears to turn ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • New permitting requirements for sources in Indian country

    In a June 10, 2011 signed rule (published in the Federal Register (FR) on July 1, 2011) , EPA finalized a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for “Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country.” The rules, originally proposed by EPA on August 21, 2006, establish a minor New Source Review (NSR) program (minor preconstruction permits) and a major nonattainment NSR program for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • EPA shifts PM2.5 PSD permitting policies

    On August 12, 2009, EPA created a significant stir in the regulated community when it issued an order that signals a significant shift in how the agency intends particulate matter with a diameter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) emissions to be regulated under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The order specifically applied to petitions filed by environmental groups ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Addressing New Source Permitting and Visibility Issues

    Within the past decade-- and especially in the past year-- several important developments have occurred, which affect new or proposed emission sources in virtually every region of the country. These developments include the availability of new, more accurate techniques for assessing air quality impacts, significant increases in the areas subject to assessments of pollutant impacts on Class I, ...


    By AECOM

  • The tailoring of greenhouse gases to the clean air act – challenges for PSD and title v permitting ahead?

    In anticipation of the promulgation of Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, EPA published the proposed PSD and Title V GHG Tailoring Rule. The proposed GHG Tailoring Rule was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2009 and has a 60-day public comment period; thus comments are due by December 28, 2009. The proposed GHG Tailoring Rule attempts to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • New boiler MACT and affiliated rules proposed

    EPA proposed three related rules (with final rules expected by December 16, 2010), intended to reduce the emission of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters as well as commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators. Simultaneously, it also proposed a definition of solid waste that could potentially affect some units currently ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Dazed and Confused: Alternative fuels and the CISWI definitions rule

    As discussed in ALL4’s December 2008 issue of 4 The Record, the use of alternative and non-traditional fuels for heat and power generation is on the rise, an increase that can be attributed to the price surge and volatility of traditional fossil fuels, as well as to a general desire to use more environmentally friendly materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alternative fuels have been ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Federal transport rule — the “new cair” round 1

    On August 2, 2010, EPA proposed the long- awaited replacement for the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), which was rejected in 2008 by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Now called the Transport Rule (TR) by EPA, the new rule revises the CAIR approach to conform with the court ruling. In this first version (Round 1) of TR, overall emission budgets for NOX are similar to the initial period in CAIR; ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Preparing for EPA’s mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases rule

    Recent action by the US EPA to finalize the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Rule means that environmental managers must now seriously examine whether they are fully prepared to address the imminent requirements. This article provides some assistance by summarizing key points regarding the final versus proposed rule, providing clarification on key questions that have arisen since the ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Final PSD and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule

    Final PSD and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule On May 13, 2010, U.S. EPA issued the final rule known as the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Tailoring Rule (a.k.a. the GHG Tailoring Rule). It was subsequently published in the Federal Register on June 3, 2010 (75 FR 31514) and will become effective on August 2, ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • New Source Permitting and Visibility: Strategies for Developers of New Emissions Sources

    Several recent developments have occurred which affect thousands of new or proposed emission sources in virtually every region of the country. These developments include the availability of new, more accurate techniques for assessing air quality impacts, and the increasing influence of Federal Land Managers (FLMs). Proposed facilities that are major emissions sources subject to Prevention of ...


    By AECOM

  • Implication of Applying CALPUFF to Demonstrate Compliance with the Regional Haze Rule

    Abstract The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promulgated the final Regional Haze Rule in July 1999 to protect Class I areas from visibility impairment. Industrial sources may be required to conduct modeling analysis to demonstrate their potential impact on nearby Class I areas during air permit applications. Although the widely used Industrial Source Complex Short-Term model (ISCST3) can be ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Plantwide Applicability Limits (PALs): A Legitimate Alternative to Major New Source Review Permitting

    Plantwide Applicability Limits: A Legitimate Alternative to Major New Source Review Permitting. There have been a number of recent developments regarding U.S. EPA"s interpretation of the major New Source Review (NSR) air permitting rules that are related to the NSR Reform provisions of December 2002.  When these new interpretations are considered in combination with the promulgation of ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Permitting of Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials at Portland Cement Plants Post NSR Reform

    Introduction One of the ways that the portland cement industry is seeking eco-efficiency gains is in waste co-processing and energy/material recovery - using the waste and by-products of other industries as fuels and raw materials for cement manufacture.1 These wastes and by¬products of other industries, such as tires and plastics (fuels) or blast furnace slag and fly ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Controlling Air Pollutants case study

    While it's not always easy to determine what's required for compliance, new technologies can help achieve air-pollution control Selecting air-pollution control equipment can be tricky. It's not only difficult to determine which pollutants must be controlled, but also which type of equipment will best control them to required levels for any given process or facility because there is no ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Managing air quality during regulatory changes

    This paper discusses the regulatory and technical issues associated with the revisions to the US EPA Guideline on Air Quality Models. The proposed guideline includes the models AERMOD, CALPUFF, and ISC-PRIME, all of which contain significant technical improvements over prior models. Differences in modelling requirements are appearing as regulatory agencies and industries use technically superior ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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