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EPA Plan to Update Air Pollution Permitting Expected in September

May 9, 2018, 5:02 PM

The EPA’s plan to smooth out air pollution permitting for upgrades and expansions at factories and power plants is expected in September.

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to revise the air pollution permitting program, known as New Source Review, in a bid to encourage growth and expansion among the domestic industrial and power generation sector, according to the federal government’s semiannual regulatory agenda issued May 9.

The upcoming proposal (RIN:2060-AT89) would revise how large industrial sources such as power plants and boilers calculate changes in their emissions that might trigger requirements that they install new air pollution controls. ...