EPA Denies Final ‘Project Accounting’ Rule Will Result In NSR Avoidance

October 22, 2020
EPA in its final rule on new source review (NSR) air permit “project emissions accounting” is defending the policy against environmentalists’ allegations that it will enable companies to circumvent NSR and avoid adding emissions controls, but is also allowing states to keep a potentially more-onerous NSR permitting process if they prefer. The rule signed by Administrator Andrew Wheeler Oct. 22 codifies a March 2018 guidance and subsequent August 2019 proposed rule that changed the method EPA prefers that air regulators...

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