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ACC Petition Seeks Changes to EPA’s PSD Regulations

11:25 AM MDT | July 19, 2010 | VINCENT VALK AND KARA SISSELL

ACC has filed a petition with U.S. EPA seeking a revision of regulations mandating prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permits for facilities in certain regions. The industry petition argues that only certain pollutants should trigger PSD requirements, and that EPA’s interpretation of PSD is “inappropriately expansive.” ACC argues that PSD review should be triggered only by pollutants designated as “criteria pollutants,” which are carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide, and two kinds of particulate matter. Once PSD...


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