Regulatory Relief for Major Sources of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions

Major Area Sources Air Emissions

In October, the EPA issued the final rule text  for an amendment to the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP standards). The amended rule allows major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) to reclassify as “area sources.” Permitting for air emissions requires consideration of not only the amount of emissions currently generated by operations, but also the amount that could be generated. A major source emits or has the potential to emit 10 tons per year or more of a single HAP or 25 tons per year or more of combined HAPs. Under EPA’s...

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