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EPA Proposes Rules to Bring Texas Air Program in Line with Federal Law

2:00 PM MDT | October 13, 2009 | Nancy Seewald

EPA says it has proposed to disapprove three key aspects of the Texas clean-air permitting program that do not meet federal Clean Air Act requirements. The proposals address flexible permits, qualified facilities, and New Source Review (NSR) reform. “Texas’ air permitting program should be transparent and understandable to the communities we serve, protective of air quality, and establish clear and consistent requirements,” says Lawrence Starfield, acting regional administrator for EPA region 6. “These notices make clear our view that significant changes...

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