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Title: Challenges in implementing efficient Title IV and Title V permit programs

Integrating title IV acid rain and title V operating permits in an efficient manner poses numerous challenges. Federal rules and policy memos about these programs often conflict or lead to actions that are difficult to implement at best. Both permitting programs are complex and controversial, but the title IV permitting rules are particularly difficult to use and understand. Clear lines of jurisdiction for various aspects of the acid rain program are lacking in some cases, and regulators have been slow to recognize and solve these problems. There are numerous issues that have arisen during the initial stages of developing permits for title IV affected sources. Some have or are being resolved; others remain as potential impediments to efficient permitting. Utah and other western states have been working with the utility industry and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve these and other issues and some problems have been resolved. However, some state and industry officials feel that EPA should take the lead to conduct a series title IV implementation workshops in partnership with states and the utilities. This paper describes solutions to some common implementation problems and identifies challenges that remain to be solved.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Utah Division of Air Quality, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
617852
Report Number(s):
CONF-970145--
TRN: 98:002057-0021
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. joint conference on acid rain and electric utilities, Scottsdale, AZ (United States), 20-22 Jan 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Acid rain & electric utilities II; PB: 1047 p.
Publisher:
Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; ACID RAIN; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; CLEAN AIR ACTS; IMPLEMENTATION; US EPA; LICENSES