EPA to include NSR in final air plan

The US Environmental Protection Agency said it would propose a comprehensive strategy in September to reduce air pollution.EPA had faced an Aug. 17 deadline from the administration of President George W. Bush to reform its New Source Review permitting program but will delay those recommendations until the broader plan is finished.The NSR program requires utilities and other industries to install pollution controls when a new facility is built or when an existing facility makes changes that significantly increase emissions. It covers new facilities by refiners, petrochemical producers, gas processors, and electric power producers, among others.A stringent NSR program was viewed with concer...

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