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Title: Facing Title V permit constraints

The new Title V operating permit requirement under state regulations pursuant to the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments will cover every emission source at a facility. These rules will significantly affect an operation by setting minimum compliance requirements, mandating periodic compliance certification, prescribing complex monitoring, record keeping and reporting procedures and making state and EPA approval of routine operational changes necessary through a permit amendment. The main concern with Title V is its effect on the operational flexibility of a facility, and individual emission sources within that facility. Unless properly addressed in a permit document, the term operational flexibility, so freely used by regulators in the context of the Title V program, can turn into a misnomer and the ability to operate as before may be significantly compromised under Title V. True operational flexibility is essential for businesses to respond to real changes in the marketplace. In the age of automation, just-in-time inventories and increased competition, flexibility to operate can mean the difference between growth and stagnation.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. JACA Corp., Fort Washington, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
85981
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Pollution Engineering; Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; PERMITS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; POLLUTION REGULATIONS