EPA Finalizes Net Emissions Air Rule For New Projects

Law360 (October 22, 2020, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration on Thursday finalized a rule that will allow certain industrial projects to avoid a strict air quality permitting program by considering early in the review process both decreases and increases in air pollution caused by a project.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the rule revises guidance for the Clean Air Act's New Source Review, an air quality permitting program that often requires costly emissions control measures. The EPA said in the statement the policy change clarifies earlier in the planning process whether an NSR permit is needed for a facility's plans to build or modify a factory, industrial...

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