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EPA Undecided on Splitting Permitting Changes From Power Rule

Feb. 12, 2019, 6:58 PM

The EPA is still weighing whether to keep changes to a major air permitting program linked with its rewrite of Obama-era carbon controls for existing power plants, the agency’s top air official said Feb. 12.

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to change the way power plants calculate any emissions increases that determine whether it triggers an air pollution permitting program.

That program, known as new source review, requires power plants and other industrial facilities to install additional pollution controls if they expand or add new units that increase emissions of pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide.

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