EPA Maintains GHG Emissions Permit Standards

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday issued a final rule covering greenhouse gas emissions permitting standards, deciding not to increase the thresholds for new and existing industrial facilities after finding that state authorities need more time to establish permitting infrastructure.

Known as the tailoring rule, the regulation requires that new facilities with greenhouse gas emissions of at least 100,000 tons per year and existing facilities emitting a yearly minimum of 75,000 tons to obtain prevention of significant deterioration and Title V operating permits.

Because lowering...
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