Preventing Significant Deterioration Under the Clean Air Act: New Facility Permit Triggers
19 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2008
The Clean Air Act's Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program is extraordinarily complex. This Article is the third in a series on preventing significant deterioration under the Act. The first two Articles, which appeared in the December 2005 and January 2006 issues of News & Analysis, focused on baselines, increments, and ceilings. In this Article, Prof. John-Mark Stensvaag turns his focus to the circumstances under which a new stationary source must obtain a PSD permit. After explaining the benefits of avoiding a PSD permit requirement, he explores the statutory and regulatory language relevant to construction of a new major emitting facility.
Keywords: Clean Air Act, Environmental Law, Prevention of Significant Deterioration
JEL Classification: K32
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