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Title: Title V sends shock waves through the CPI

Since 1990, companies in the chemical process industries (CPI) have had misgivings but no real sense of urgency about the US Clean Air Act's Title V, which consolidates all existing air pollution regulations into one massive operating permit program. Those days are over. Now, operators at over 70,000 facilities must file their permit applications, which require estimating all fugitive and point source emissions, specifying all regulations that apply to them, and showing how each rule will be met. Until now, regulators had to prove that a plant was out of compliance in order to bring an enforcement action. Now, operators must prove compliance to prevent enforcement action. Since Title V permits are to be administered on a state-by-state basis, each state agency is crafting its own program. This poses real challenges for companies operating in different states. The paper discusses provisions and what industry can do to comply.
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OSTI Identifier:
6615986
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chemical Engineering (New York); (United States); Journal Volume: 102:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CHEMICAL INDUSTRY; PERMIT APPLICATIONS; CLEAN AIR ACTS; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; COMPLIANCE; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; STATE GOVERNMENT; VARIATIONS; INDUSTRY; LAWS; POLLUTION LAWS 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety