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Title: Guidelines simplify preparing air-operating permits

Using new guidelines, environmental managers can organize critical air-emission data/requirements and write effective operating permits for designated stationary sources. Required under Title V of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA), hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) operators must identify and quantify sources within their facility that emit regulated-air pollutants. Unfortunately, permit rules--also known as state implementation plans (SIPs)--will be developed by individual states. Depending upon its environmental culture, permit requirements vary immensely from state to state. Permitting is a difficult task with one set of rules. However, for multi-state HPI operators, the air-permitting dilemma has become a regulatory nightmare. Some of the state program differences are discussed. These are: guidance materials, application deadlines, information in permit application, major source definition, compliance demonstration, permit fees, permit renewal, operational flexibility provisions, flexibility for modifications, treatment of grand-fathered sources, interaction of NSR construction and Title V permitting, and specific state permit program components.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (ENSR Consulting and Engineering, Camarillo, CA (United States))
  2. (ENSR Consulting and Engineering, Westmont, IL (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6690287
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Hydrocarbon Processing; (United States); Journal Volume: 73:11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; PETROLEUM REFINERIES; PERMIT APPLICATIONS; STATIONARY POLLUTANT SOURCES; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; RECOMMENDATIONS; STATE GOVERNMENT; VARIATIONS; CONTROL; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; LAWS; POLLUTION CONTROL; POLLUTION LAWS; POLLUTION SOURCES; REGULATIONS 020800* -- Petroleum-- Waste Management; 021000 -- Petroleum-- Legislation & Regulations; 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety