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Title: Gearing up for Title 5 operating permits

Title 5 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) establishes a massive new operating permit program, which will be administered by state agencies in accordance with federal guidelines. Formal requirements regarding operating-permits were promulgated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 21, 1992 (40 CFR 70). The Title 5 program will require many chemical manufacturing facilities to apply for and obtain operating permits that address air emissions from the entire facility. A major impact of the Title 5 program is that facilities will now be required to implement measures to routinely demonstrate that they are operating in compliance with the terms of the permit. Otherwise, facilities will be considered out of compliance. Once the new permits are in place, the burden will be on the facility to prove routine compliance to prevent any enforcement action. According to EPA, the new permits are not intended to impose any new regulatory requirements on a facility. Rather, they will serve as an enforcement tool.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Environmental Resources Management, Inc., Exton, PA (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7083055
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chemical Engineering (New York); (United States); Journal Volume: 101; Other Information: Supplement to CHEEA3, Vol. 101, No. 6, June 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CHEMICAL INDUSTRY; PERMITS; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; POLLUTION SOURCES; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; CONTROL; INDUSTRY; LAWS; POLLUTION CONTROL; POLLUTION LAWS 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety