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  • USEPA proposes minor changes to greenhouse gas tailoring rule and permitting requirements

    The USEPA proposed on Feb. 24, 2012 (http://www.epa.gov/NSR/actions.html) not to change the greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Operating Permit programs. The USEPA also proposed steps to streamline the permitting process for facilities already covered by the programs, and not to include ...


  • EPA proposes rules on clean air act permitting for greenhouse gas emissions (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two rules to ensure that businesses planning to build new, large facilities or make major expansions to existing ones will be able to obtain Clean Air Act permits that address their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the spring of 2010, EPA finalized the GHG Tailoring Rule, which specifies that beginning in 2011, projects that will ...

  • Trinity Consultants Provides Training on EPA Greenhouse Gas “Tailoring Rule” for Air Quality Permitting

    Trinity Consultants, an environmental consulting firm with offices nationwide, will present two Webinars on June 4 and June 10 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CDT on the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final PSD and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule.  The training will be delivered by John E. (Jay) Hofmann, President/CEO of Trinity Consultants, and Katherine Blue, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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 ...

  • 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” ...

  • Sweeping first time air pollution rules for refineries

    Below is a post from AP about two important actions being taken by EPA.  Here’s the main points being made: Refineries will be made to measure emissions at their property lines and take corrective actions. EPA considers this "neighborhood watch for toxic pollutants" (Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator) This is a demonstration of the Obama administration's commitment to ...

  • 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 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 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 proposes approval of public participation rules in Texas’ clean-air plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to approve the Texas clean-air plan that covers public notification requirements for facilities applying for air permits. The proposed approval applies to existing facilities that plan to make major changes as well as new projects. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) clarified the clean-air plan’s procedures for ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • EPA Finalizes Approval of Public Participation Rules in Texas’ Clean-Air Plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Texas’ clean-air plan that covers public notification requirements for facilities applying for air permits. The revised plan gives citizens additional opportunities to comment on applications for air permits for new facilities and modifications to existing facilities. Citizens will be notified when a facility applies for a permit and ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA shifts greenhouse gas permitting to Texas

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Texas authority over greenhouse gas permitting on Tuesday, ending a long, often bitter battle between the federal agency and the state. EPA's administrator in Dallas, Ron Curry, said he signed the paperwork earlier Tuesday delegating ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Montana Power Plant Permit Appealed

    HELENA, Montana (ENS) - Two citizens groups are appealing the air permit for the Highwood Generating Facility, a new coal-fired power plant proposed for construction on top of the Great Falls Portage National Historic Landmark outside of Great Falls, Montana. On behalf of the Montana Environmental Information Center and Citizens for Clean Energy, the public interest environmental ...

  • Justices rap EPA, but Uphold Global Warming Rules

    The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval. The justices said in a 5-4 vote along ideological lines that the Environmental ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA to review three new source review rules

    EPA notified petitioners of its intent to reconsider portions of three rules under its New Source Review (NSR) permitting program. The rules under review determine when and how facilities are required to: • account for air emissions that are not released through a stack, vent or other confined air stream;• keep records on emissions; and• account for air emissions associated with fine particle ...

  • Illinois must adopt `fracking` rules, hire experts

    High-volume oil and gas extraction probably won't begin in earnest in Illinois until next year because the state must first adopt rules and hire dozens of new employees to help regulate an industry eagerly pushing into new territory. Gov. Pat Quinn promised a quick signature on a measure the Legislature approved last week that would impose the nation's strictest regulations on hydraulic ...


    By Associated Press

  • High court will review EPA global warming rules

    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration's plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices said they will review a unanimous federal appeals court ruling that upheld the government's unprecedented regulation of carbon dioxide ...


    By Associated Press

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