Certifying compliance with Clean Air Act requirements, legal obligations and consequences
The 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act included a new emphasis on certifications of compliance by corporate management and other officials responsible for the operation of regulated air emissions sources. This emphasis is most pronounced in the new Title 5 operating permit program to be administered by the States but enforceable by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments have shifted the burden of proof to the regulated community to demonstrate and certify compliance with all applicable air quality requirements. Given the potential for substantial civil penalties and criminal liability, upper level managers must be extremely cautious when certifying compliance at the initial application stage and should institute a pro-active program to monitor, detect and correct compliance issues after the Title 5 permit is issued.
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Journal ID: ISSN 0097-2126; TRN: IM9642%%195
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- Conference: 58. annual meeting of the American power conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 9-11 Apr 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the American Power Conference. Volume 58-I; McBride, A.E. [ed.]; PB: 767 p.
- American Power Conference, Chicago, IL (United States)
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- United States
- 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; LEGAL ASPECTS; US EPA