Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Once In Always In Policy Withdrawn By US EPA

On January 25, 2018, EPA announced it is withdrawing the “Once In, Always In” (OIAI) policy under the Clean Air Act. New EPA guidance allows stationary sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) that are classified as “major sources” to limit their HAP emissions to below major source thresholds and thereby be reclassified as “area” sources at any time. In the past, major sources of HAPs remained subject to major source requirements, even if they took steps to reduce their potential to emit, or PTE, below major source thresholds.

 Area sources are subject to less onerous emission requirements than are major sources. The withdrawal of the OIAI Policy is effective immediately.


Click here to review EPA memo on Once In Always In policy

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