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Main Title Economic impact analysis for the revisions to the Prevention of Significant Deterioration and title V greenhouse gas permitting regulations and establishment of a significant emissions rate for greenhouse gas emissions under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration program : proposed rule.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gamas Buentello, Julia A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Health and Environmental Impacts Division,
Year Published 2015
Report Number EPA-452/R-16-001
Stock Number PB2017-101370
OCLC Number 974042109
Subjects Air quality. ; Greenhouse gas mitigation. ; Air--Pollution--Measurement. ; Air--Pollution--Standards--United States. ; Air quality management--Government policy--United States.
Additional Subjects Greenhouse emissions ; Economic impact analysis (EIA) ; Deterioration ; Carbon dioxide ; Regulatory costs ; Cost savings
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-452-R-16-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/13/2017
EKBD  EPA-452/R-16-001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/10/2017
NTIS  PB2017-101370 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/30/2017
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm
This rule essentially provides regulatory relief and does not include direct regulatory provisions for any industrial entities. The U.S. Supreme Court has limited the EPA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory authority for air permitting purposes to “anyway sources�; a facility or emission source that is otherwise subject to Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting based on its emissions of one or more non-GHG, regulated New Source Review (NSR) air pollutants. EPA is proposing a significant emissions rate (SER) for GHGs under the PSD program that would establish a de minimis threshold level below which Best Available Control Technology (BACT) is not required for an “anyway� source’s GHG emissions increase. If not for provisions that remain in EPA’s definition of “subject to regulation� at this time—provisions which we are proposing to remove as part of this proposal—consistent with the definition of “significant� under the PSD regulations, and in the absence of this proposed rulemaking, any GHG emissions increase would require a newly constructed “anyway� source, or a major modification at an existing “anyway� source, to undergo PSD GHG BACT review. The resource requirements for GHG permitting would therefore consist of the additional, incremental BACT review for GHG emissions increases above the GHG SER (Significant Emissions Rate) at “anyway� PSD projects, and the resulting permit requirements from this BACT review that would need to be added to the facilities’ PSD and title V permits associated with those �anyway� projects. The proposed rule would remove the requirement of conducting GHG BACT analyses for sources with GHG emissions increases less than the proposed GHG SER. The EPA estimated the savings resulting from avoided PSD and title V permitting costs for sources and permitting authorities as a result of this proposed rulemaking. This analysis focuses on the savings related to “anyway� sources whose GHG emission increases will fall below 30,000 tons per year (tpy), 45,000 tpy and the proposed 75,000 tpy carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) GHG SER levels.
EPA project officer: Julia A. Gamas Buentello "September 2015." "EPA-452/R-16-001."