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Implementing GHG Permitting - Questions and Answers
The question and answer documents (Q&A) on this page explain the requirements of EPA regulations, describe EPA policies, and recommend procedures for permitting authorities to use to ensure that permitting decisions are consistent with applicable regulations. These Q&A are not a rule or regulation, and the guidance they contain may not apply to a particular situation based upon the individual facts and circumstances. These Q&A do not change or substitute for any law, regulation, or any other legally binding requirement and are not legally enforceable. The use of non-mandatory language such as "guidance," "recommend," "may," "should," and "can," is intended to describe EPA policies and recommendations. Mandatory terminology such as "must" and "required" are intended to describe controlling requirements under the terms of the Clean Air Act and EPA regulations, but the Q&A do not establish legally binding requirements in and of themselves.
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|04/19/2011||May a source be issued a permit with a plantwide applicability limitation (PAL) for greenhouse gases (GHG)?
** JULY 2012 UPDATE ** This Q&A is superseded by the revisions to the PAL program included in Step 3 of the GHG Tailoring Rule (see 77 FR 41051), and therefore EPA has removed it from this website.
|04/19/2011||In States (or local districts) where GHG permitting is done under a FIP but where permitting of other regulated NSR pollutants is done under an EPA-approved state implementation plan (SIP), who issues the permit if a proposed new source or modification involves both GHGs and non-GHGs? (PDF) (2pp, 200k)|
|03/15/2011||When does PSD apply to GHG and non-GHG pollutants at non-anyway sources and modifications? (PDF) (4pp, 61k)|