Clean Air Act's PSD Program Under Scrutiny In Courts

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 1:38 PM EST) -- The Prevention of Significant Deterioration (“PSD”) Program was added to the Clean Air Act in 1977 in order to ensure that emissions from new and modified stationary sources would not cause a deterioration of air quality in regions of the country already in attainment with applicable National Ambient Air Quality Standards (“NAAQS”).[1] One central component of the PSD program is the requirement that new or modified facilities would result in a significant net increase in emissions of a regulated pollutant install “best available control technology” (“BACT”).[2]...
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