Recent EPA Objections To Title V Permits

Law360, New York (January 25, 2010, 3:51 PM EST) -- On Dec. 15, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency objected, in part, to two Clean Air Act (“the Act”) Title V permits for new electricity generating capacity.

The EPA found each state agency had not adequately considered alternatives to the proposed source during the Best Available Control Technology (“BACT”) analysis required by the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (“PSD”) program under the Act.

In one, the EPA found the state agency had not adequately considered Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (“IGCC”) technology as an alternative to a proposed...
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