air permitting News

  • Clean air and air permitting milestones

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that all ‘flexible permit’ companies in Texas have agreed to apply for approved air permits, helping to achieve clean air in the state and providing for regulatory certainty. In September 2010, EPA notified all of the 136 ‘flexible permit’ companies that they needed to seek Clean Air Act compliant permits ...

  • EPA Approves the Texas Air Permitting Program

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved revisions to the State’s permitting program for major air pollution sources under the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review (NSR) program. The changes, submitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, increase regulatory certainty and efficiency while ensuring public health and the environment are protected. The ...

  • EPA disapproves components of TCEQ’s air permitting program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disapproved aspects of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) clean-air permitting program that do not meet federal Clean Air Act requirements. EPA sought public comment on its proposed disapproval of "NSR Reform" components of the New Source Review (NSR) program which was published in the Federal Register in September 2009 and ...

  • EPA proposes air permit for Capitol Power Plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a proposed permit for the Capitol Power Plant in Washington, D.C. that would provide the facility with the flexibility to begin using more-efficient natural gas rather than coal as its main source of energy. The Capitol Power Plant was built in the early 1900’s and provides steam for heat and chilled water for cooling to ...

  • CPI and Air Pollution: Important message for every operator with a clean air permit

    EPA has been instituting new levels of enforcement even in absence of new official standards.  They are doing this under the guise of Environmental Research and calling it Community Air Monitoring.  Basically EPA is engaging and training the public to identify suspect emitters.  Here is a link to the “research” ...

  • JBI Receives Permit Amendment

    JBI, Inc. is pleased to announce it received a modification to its Solid Waste Management Permit on July 23, 2012 issued by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation ("NYSDEC") for its Plastic2Oil® ("P2O") technology. This amendment effectively allows the P2O processors at the Company's Niagara Falls, NY facility to operate at a rate of up to 4,000 lbs. of plastic feedstock per ...


  • Meteorological Monitoring Alert – Psd Permitting

    AERMOD has replaced ISC in most cases as the preferred air dispersion model for use in PSD/regulatory permitting. AERMOD uses current science to predict the impact of air emissions from multiple sources at receptors located near points of interest. The AERMOD has the ability to use site-specific meteorological parameters to account for variation in wind and stability due to nearby structures, ...

  • EPA disapproves Texas flexible air permit program (TX)

    Today, EPA announced final disapproval of the flexible permit program that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) had submitted for inclusion in its clean-air implementation plan. EPA has determined that this program does not meet several national Clean Air Act requirements that help to assure the protection of health and the environment. EPA is disapproving the permit program after ...

  • EPA Finalizes Air Permit for Proposed Arecibo Solid Waste Facility

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its final approval of an air permit for the construction and operation of a new 77 megawatt solid waste facility, owned by Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC’s, at the former site of Global Fibers Paper Mill in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The permit requires Energy Answers to use the best available control technology to reduce air pollutants to ...

  • EPA to Host Clean Air Act Rulemaking and Permitting Training in Birmingham AL

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host Clean Air Act Rulemaking and Permitting training at the Bethel Baptist Church, 3200 28th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL on August 27-28, 2014 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) to help local communities better understand the air permitting process and strengthen their ability to interact during the permitting process. Participants will learn: ...

  • EPA approves Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s air permitting program

    March 5, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced its approval of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s air permitting program, making the Tribe the first in the nation to operate an EPA-approved Clean Air Act program for large sources of air emissions. The Tribe’s headquarters are located near Ignacio, Colorado. The Clean Air Act operating permits program allows the ...

  • EPA formally announces phase-in of clean air act permitting for greenhouse gases

    Under a final decision issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) no stationary sources will be required to get Clean Air Act permits that cover greenhouse gases (GHGs) before January 2011. EPA has pledged to take sensible steps to address the billions of tons of greenhouse gas pollution that threaten Americans’ health and welfare, and is providing time for large industrial ...

  • EPA seeks public comments on proposed modification of Veolia’s air pollution permit

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to modify the Clean Air Act Title V operating permit for Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC in Sauget, Illinois. The change would add feed rate limits for heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, beryllium and chromium and increase requirements for monitoring air emissions and waste burned at the facility. EPA is proposing the modified ...

  • Flexible air permits enable increased pollution prevention and economic competitiveness

    EPA is finalizing changes and clarifications to air quality permitting rules to encourage greater use of flexible air permits. EPA’s assessment of flexible air permits demonstrated that they can enable significant environmental and economic benefits, while reducing administrative workload for permitting authorities and facilities. This final action affects both EPA’s operating permits and New ...

  • EPA Actions Will Assure Air Permitting Programs Run Consistently and Smoothly

    EPA is revising parts of its permitting process for certain new or modified industrial facilities in areas that do not meet EPA's health-based national air quality standards for ground-level ozone and fine particle pollution. The agency is taking two actions to ensure nationwide consistency as states implement the New Source Review (NSR) air permitting program. In the first action, EPA is ...

  • Kansas Denies Air Permit for New Coal-Fired Generators

    TOPEKA, Kansas, October 18, 2007 (ENS) - Concerned about clean air and global warming, Roderick Bremby, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, KDHE, has denied the air quality permit for the two proposed coal-fired generators at the Sunflower Electric Power Corporation plant near Holcomb. The proposed $3.6 billion 700-megawatt generators have been the subject of ...

  • Final clean air permit issued for pioneer valley facility in Westfield, Mass.

    EPA has issued a final Clean Air Act permit to the Pioneer Valley Energy Center for the construction and operation of a new 431 MW/hr combined cycle gas turbine in Westfield, Mass.  The permit is designed to prevent the significant deterioration of air quality resulting from the plant’s operation. The federal Clean Air Act requires new major sources of air pollutants in areas which ...

  • EPA issues Clean Air Act operating permit to Veolia

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has issued a Clean Air Act operating permit to Veolia Environmental Services for its hazardous waste combustion facility, 7 Mobile Ave., Sauget, Ill. Normally, Clean Air Act operating permits are issued by states. In this case, EPA issued the permit because of a lawsuit by the Sierra Club and the American Bottom Conservancy. Details of the history of ...

  • Mrs. Nancy White, P.E. Has Joined Talon/LPE, LTD. to Lead the Air Quality Permitting Division as a Senior Air Permitting Engineer

    Mrs. Nancy White, P.E. has recently joined Talon/LPE as a Senior Air Permitting Engineer. Mrs. White, P.E., joined Talon/LPE in December of 2012. Her areas of expertise include, Title V Permitting, Greenhouse Gas Title V Permitting (Texas/EPA), NNSR/PSD Air Permitting, Texas Permit-by-Rule Registration, ...


  • EPA Finalizes 50th Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final approval of the 50th greenhouse gas (GHG) permit in Texas. In Texas alone, EPA has received 83 GHG permit applications from businesses since 2011. Texas is No. 1 in the country for receiving EPA-issued GHG permits for projects totaling well over $24 billion and creating over 20,000 construction jobs in the state. ...

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