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Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)
September 4, 2013 - The United States filed its opening merits brief with the Supreme Court challenging the D.C. Circuit decision on CSAPR.
June 24, 2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court granted the United States' petition asking the Court to review the D.C. Circuit Court's decision on CSAPR.
March 29, 2013 - The U.S. Solicitor General has petitioned the Supreme Court to review the D.C. Circuit Court's decision on CSAPR.
January 24, 2013 - The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied EPA's petition for rehearing en banc of the Court's August 2012 decision to vacate the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
July 6, 2011- the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that protects the health of millions of Americans by helping states reduce air pollution and attain clean air standards. This rule, known as the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), requires states to significantly improve air quality by reducing power plant emissions that contribute to ozone and/or fine particle pollution in other states . . . "
Continued at: http://www.epa.gov/airtransport/CSAPR/index.html
Proposed Amendments for Engine Rules
On May 22, 2012, EPA proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE). Follow the link for more info: RICE
Are you Prepared to Comply with the Reconsidered
Area Source Boiler GACT or Major Source Boiler MACT
Last December 2011, the USEPA published reconsiderations of two NationalEmission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rules, 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart JJJJJJ (6J) Generally Available Control Technology (GACT) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers, Area Sources and 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD (5D), Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters, Major Sources.
If you have not had an opportunity to review the rule for changes that may affect your units, ACCI has the expertise to assist you with this and any challenge these Boiler GACT and MACT rules may bring, including:
Rule Applicability Determinations (identification of boilers and process heaters on site, applicable subcategories, work practice standards, emission limitations, alternative compliance options)
Initial notification preparation (Boiler MACT)
Site-Specific Compliance Determinations (initial compliance demonstrations along with the demonstration of on-going compliance)
Explanation of the frequency and content of the required unit tune-ups
Notification of Compliance Documentation
Notification, Recordkeeping & Reporting (ex: semi-annual and annual compliance reports)
Identification of exempted sources
Review of alternative compliance options