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Title: EPA`s White Paper won`t ease everyone`s Title V headaches

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a White Paper for Streamlined Development of a Part 70 Permit Application. The paper was developed in response to industry`s and permitting authorities` concerns that the current permitting process is costly and burdensome. The paper comes on the heels of a recent congressional debate over EPA cutbacks and intervention in the air program. This policy statement appears to be an attempt to keep Congress at bay while appeasing industry in the wake of numerous lawsuits which were filed after the original Part 70 regulations were issued. The White Paper acknowledges the lack of clarity in the original Part 70 permit program, and attempts to limit the scope and responsibility that sources have in preparing a complete Title 5 application. Unfortunately for many sources, states already have initiated their Title 5 programs and, in many cases, already have requested application submittals. It is unlikely that these states will be able to revise state laws, regulations and applications in time for sources to take advantage of the change in EPA`s position.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Geraghty and Miller Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
178018
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Solutions; Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; POLLUTANTS; EMISSION; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; LICENSE APPLICATIONS; AIR POLLUTION; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY