EPA Moves To Tighten Terms Of NSR Permit Program, Redefining ‘Projects’

March 11, 2024
EPA is floating revisions to its new source review (NSR) permit program to safeguard against air pollution backsliding, redefining the term “project” and introducing other measures to prevent abuses of the Trump-era “project emissions accounting” (PEA) rule that EPA otherwise retains, despite environmentalists’ and some states’ opposition. In a proposed rule quietly posted to the agency’s website last month, but not yet published in the Federal Register , EPA floats changes to allay the concerns of environmentalists and some states...

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