EPA finalizes Extension of The Stay of the Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (CMAS) rule’s Title V Provision


Source: SOCMA
Related Topics: Clean Air Act (as Amended)

Yesterday, on March 14, EPA published the final rule version of its extension of the stay of the Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources Title V provision until the reconsideration process has ended, and the final reconsideration rule is published in the Federal Register.  Thus, CMAS synthetic minors, which would have been forced to obtain a Title V permit under the final CMAS rule, do not have to worry about complying with this provision unless, and until, it is included in the CMAS rule which eventually emerges from the reconsideration process. 

SOCMA and ACC had filed a Petition for Reconsideration of the CMAS rule in February 2010,  and EPA had agreed to reconsider the rule in the summer of 2010.  A new CMAS package is expected later this spring.

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