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Title: CAAA Title V permit regulations vary from state to state

The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 will place a significant burden on new and existing air-emission sources across the country. Perhaps the most significant will be the need to prepare, submit, review and comply with the Title V operating permit requirements. Many states are currently developing requirements to implement the EPA rules promulgated last summer. Some states, like Alaska, will still need to obtain legislative authority to carry out the program. The CAAA will require nearly all major sources of air emissions to apply for and obtain permits, major sources being those emitting 100 tons of criteria pollutants - e.g., volatile organic compounds - annually. In heavily polluted areas, the definition employs even greater restrictions (less than 100 tons per year). Permits are also required for those sources subject to the Federal New Source Performance Standard program and those regulated by the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants program. Sources covered under Title III of the CAAA that emit 10 tons or more annually of a compound, or 25 tons combined, are also included in the permit program. Annual permit fees, designed to cover the direct and indirect costs of operating the air program, will start from $25more » per ton of all regulated pollutants except carbon monoxide.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Denver, CO (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6479167
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chemical Processing (Chicago); (United States); Journal Volume: 56:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CHEMICAL INDUSTRY; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; PERMITS; REGULATIONS; AMENDMENTS; CARBON MONOXIDE; CLEAN AIR ACTS; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PERFORMANCE; POLLUTANTS; US EPA; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INDUSTRY; LAWS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; POLLUTION LAWS; US ORGANIZATIONS 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety