‘Step 3’ of Greenhouse Gas “Tailoring Rule” Finalized
Related Topics: Climate Change
The final ‘Step 3’ of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) ‘Tailoring Rule’ was published in today’s Federal Register.
As noted previousluy, the final rule does not lower the permitting thresholds, and thus will not include additional, smaller sources in the permitting program at this time.
New facilities with GHG emissions of at least 100,000 tons per year (tpy) carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) will continue to be required to obtain Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits. Existing facilities that emit 100,000 tpy of CO2e and make changes increasing the GHG emissions by at least 75,000 tpy of CO2e, must also obtain PSD permits. Facilities that must obtain a PSD permit, to include other regulated pollutants, must also address GHG emission increases of 75,000 tpy or more of CO2e. New and existing sources with GHG emissions above 100,000 tpy CO2e must also obtain operating permits.
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