EPA proposes revisions to three NSR components

The US Environmental Protection Agency Sept. 8 proposed changes to its New Source Review permitting that were immediately cheered by the oil industry and others but condemned by environmentalists.The changes would help plant operators determine whether modification plans would trigger NSR requirements while accelerating investments in cleaner energy-saving techniques, EPA said. They also could lower consumers’ energy costs, it added.Existing permit limits would not be affected, but the changes would encourage investment in additional refining capacity, make industries more efficient, and reduce natural gas demand, it indicated.EPA said the proposal addresses three components:Debottl...

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