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Title: Ready or not here comes 1995 -- Title V permits, audit incentives will lead environmental concerns next year

This is a time of year when people take inventory of themselves, and resolve to make improvements in the new year. More than 35,000 industrial companies are going through a similar process. The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 requires them to inventory their sources of actual and potential air emissions, then determine whether the operating permit requirements of Title V apply to them. Giving up smoking might be a less stressful New Year's project, judging from how Title V is worrying and mystifying some in industry. Many companies still are cataloging their emissions and are a long way off from submitting their permit applications to states, even as EPA has begun approving state Title V programs. Compiling an inventory represents a fairly significant amount of work for a lot of facilities. ENSR estimates the inventory process takes up 40 to 45 percent of a company's time in preparing for Title V. ENSR urges businesses to contact states where they have facilities to learn when Title V applications are due. The other near-term actions are to determine whether the regulation even applies to the company and begin the permit process. TRC has developed an 11-step process for preparing operatingmore » permits. This process is presented. The future of the Clean Water Act reauthorization efforts and the use of voluntary compliance incentives are also a concern to environmentalists.« less
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Journal Name: Pollution Engineering; (United States); Journal Volume: 26:13
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United States
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; CLEAN WATER ACTS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; AUDITS; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; LEGAL ASPECTS; PERMITS; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; CONTROL; LAWS; POLLUTION CONTROL; POLLUTION LAWS 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540320 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540220 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety