EPA Proposes ‘Fugitive’ Emissions Be Counted Under NSR Air Permitting

October 13, 2022
EPA in a long-awaited proposal is clarifying that industrial facilities must account for unplanned “fugitive” emissions when they determine if a project is a “major modification” that would trigger new source review (NSR) air permitting, a win for environmentalists who have long sought such a result, although EPA says the practical impact will be limited. The proposed rule , scheduled for publication in the Federal Register Oct. 14, comes after a years-long reconsideration and stay of a 2008 Bush-era...

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