EPA Grants Industry Groups’ Bid To Narrow NSR Permit ‘Adjacency’ Test

November 26, 2019
EPA has issued final guidance granting industry groups’ request to narrow the definition of “adjacency” used as a factor in determining whether to combine nearby stationary sources’ emissions for deciding whether they are subject to strict Clean Air Act “major source” permits. But the Nov. 26 guidance , which governs the new source review (NSR) and Title V permit programs, rejects the groups’ call to set a “bright line” fixed distance to determine proximity. Signed by acting EPA air chief...

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