EPA's NSR regulations revision brings mixed reactions

09/08/2003
The US Environmental Protection Agency has clarified the Clean Air Act's New Source Review (NSR) regulations concerning what constitutes a material change to refineries and other industrial plants."The changes we are making in this rule will provide industrial facilities and power plants with the regulatory certainty they need," said EPA Acting Administrator Marianne Horinko. "This rule will result in safer, more efficient operation of these facilities and, in the case of power plants, more reliable operations that are environmentally sound and provide more affordable energy."Existing regulations under the 1977 Clean Air Act, including the acid rain amendments of 1990, already control...
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