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U.S. EPA - Major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to reclassify as an area source at any time after taking steps to limit emissions.

Posted by [email protected] on Oct. 5, 2020     

October 1, 2020, U.S. EPA Administrator, Wheeler signed a final rule that will allow a major source of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to reclassify as an area source at any time after taking steps to limit emissions. This final action amends the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) General Provisions to provide sources that reduce emissions and potential to emit to below the major source thresholds the flexibility to reclassify as an area source. This rule also finalizes amendments to clarify the compliance dates, notification, and recordkeeping requirements that apply to sources choosing to reclassify to area source status and to sources that revert to major source status, including a requirement for electronic notification.

 

A pre-publication version of the notice, summary fact sheet and supporting information are all available on the web at:  https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/reclassification-major-sources-area-sources-under-section-112-clean

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