US EPA reopens comment for NSR changes

07/12/2004
Responding to pending legal challenges, the US Environmental Protection Agency said June 30 it will reconsider recent changes it wanted to make to a clean-air permit program for refineries, power plants, and other industrial operators.But EPA predicted the courts ultimately will agree with the agency's proposed revisions, which seek to update a 1977 provision of the Clean Air Act called New Source Review.Last year, industry supported the way EPA chose to streamline the often-contested rules but environmentalists and many state air regulators opposed most of the agency's proposal. The new rules generally allow power generators and refiners to replace up to 20% of the value of a pla...
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