Wednesday, December 19, 2012

GHG Permitting Program Approval Proposed For Arkansas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to approve the State of Arkansas’ program for permitting new facilities that will emit significant amounts of greenhouse gases (GHGs). If approved, the state’s program will replace a federal plan that had been in place since January 2011. The EPA proposed approval will be published in the Federal Register in 7 to 10 days and will available for public comment for 30 days.

Final approval would provide the State of Arkansas with authority to issue GHG permits and establish appropriate emissions levels for new or heavily modified GHG sources. These types of emissions are regulated under the Clean Air Act’s provisions to prevent new facilities from significantly decreasing air quality. EPA has been the GHG permitting authority in Arkansas since the state did not have such a program in place.

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