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Title: The new Clean Air Act operating permit program: EPA's proposed regulations

The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments added a new Title V to the Act which establishes an operating permit program for numerous sources of air pollution. Certain sources are currently required to obtain a construction of new source review permit; the 1990 Amendments will require many more sources to apply for a permit which will give them permission to operate. CAA Title V was modeled on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit provisions of the Clean Water Act, but there are important differences between the two statutes. Although many states already have their own operating permit programs, by late 1993 every state must establish a program that meets the requirements of Title V and EPA's implementing regulations. EPA recently proposed these regulations, and by the statutory deadline of November 15, 1991 hopes to issue final regulations establishing the minimum elements of state operating permit programs. These regulations will significantly affect implementation of air pollution measures for years to come because a Title V operating permit will have to assure compliance with all applicable CAA requirements. In addition, permitted sources will be required to pay fees to cover the costs of the permit program.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5115471
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association; (United States); Journal Volume: 41:8
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; US CLEAN AIR ACT; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; AIR POLLUTION; COMPLIANCE; COST; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; PERMITS; POLLUTION SOURCES; US EPA; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; LAWS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION LAWS; REGULATIONS; US ORGANIZATIONS 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety