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PSD Abstracts/Memos

The following are brief one line descriptions of the PSD memos that exist in a compendium of EPA policy and guidance documents called the New Source Review: Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment Area Guidance Notebook. Clicking on a description will load the abstract file. The abstract file contains a brief synopsis of the memo. From there you may either view the entire document on line or download the entire document in PDF format. A number will appear at the upper left hand side of page 1 of each document. This number corresponds to the hardcopy document number in the Guidance Notebook. You will also find in each abstract, other document numbers which indicate other sections of the Guidance Notebook (by NSR topic areas) in which that same document is abstracted. Documents for a specific topic area can be found by using the ATTNWEB Search Page.

New documents and abstracts are no longer placed here but are now located in the Uncategorized Policy @ Guidance Docs site. The memos found here are those that have also been provided in the published PSD Guidance Workbook.

August 20, 1979 Permitting Multi-Phase Construction Under Prevention of Significant Deterioration Regulations 10.13

May 5, 1992 A.I. DuPont Institute PSD Permit 11.5

November 26, 1980 Request for Extension on PSD Permit for Indianapolis Power and Light Company 11.2

April 12, 1979 PSD and NSPS Applicability - PEPCO Dickerson Generating Station Unit #4 10.9

January 19, 1979 Public Notices 10.8

February 24, 1989 Decision upholding the right of a State to bring suit in Federal court as a citizen under the Clean Air Act 10.41

July 15, 1988 Procedures for EPA to Address Deficient New Source Permits Under the Clean Air Act 10.33

November 24, 1986 Need for a Short-term Best Available Control Technology (BACT) Analysis for the Proposed William A. Zimmer Power Plant 10.29

April 16, 1986 North Carolina Air Permits Federal Enforceability 10.28

December 14, 1983 Guidance On Enforcement of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Requirements Under the Clean Air Act 10.27

August 11, 1983 Requirement to Publish All Significant Final Actions Under Title I of the Clean Air Act 10.26

June 19, 1980 PSD and NSPS Applicability Determination for Guardian Industries' Flat Glass Plant in Corsicana, Texas 1.8

August 3, 1981 Appeal Procedures for PSD Permits under the Consolidated Permit Regulations 10.24

March 4, 1981 PSD Applicability to Non-attainment Pollutants 10.21

June 18, 1980 PSD Applicability: Coal Blending 10.19

March 11, 1980 Phased Permits for PSD 10.16

March 11, 1980 PSD regulations require a source 10.15

April, 1981 PSD GUIDANCE DOCUMENT 9.4

August 23, 1982 Department of Interior Procedures for Determinations of Adverse Impact on Certain Federal Lands under the PSD Program 9.6

April 8, 1981 Time that the National Park Service (NPS) has to review prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permit applications for facilities which may impact Class I areas 9.5

February 26, 1981 EPA, FWS, NPS Coordination Procedures for Determining Air Quality Impact in Region IV Class I Areas 9.3

July 6, 1979 Notification to Federal Land Managers Under Section 165(d) of the Clean Air Act (follow-up)9.2

March 19, 1979 Notification to Federal Land Manager Under Section 165 (d) of the Clean Air Act 9.1

November 4, 1979 PSD Performance Testing for IC Engines 10.14

August 18, 1978 Section 52.21 (i) (3) of the PSD Regulations 1.7

February 13, 1978 PSD Applicability Determination 1.5

August 25, 1976 PSD Review Requirements for Modified Petroleum Refineries 1.1

February 4, 1987 Region IX New Source Review/Prevention of Significant Deterioration (NSR/PSD) Rulemaking Backlog 15.3

March 28, 1986 Construction Activities Prior to Issuance of a PSD Permit with Respect to "Begin Actual Construction" 14.8

April 29, 1981 City of Detroit/General Motors Corporation; Central Industrial Park Project 14.6

May 5, 1980 Boilout under PSD 14.5

December 18, 1978 Interpretation of "Constructed" as it Applies to Activities Undertaken Prior to Issuance of a PSD Permit 14.4

October 10, 1978 Source Construction Prior to Issuance of PSD Permit 14.3

November 3, 1986 New Mexico NSPS/NESHAP Delegation 13.8

December 11, 1978 PSD Applicability - Temporary Emissions 13.1

October 23, 1979 B.F. Goodrich - PSD Modification 12.6

June 8, 1979 Impact of Clean Air Act Nonattainment Sanctions 12.5

May 4, 1979 Need for Emission Offsets in Rural O3 Nonattainment Areas 12.3

July 28, 1978 Alabama By-Products Corporation (ABC) 12.1

July 31, 1981 Policy Determinations Regarding PSD Questions 2.18

March 29, 1988 Opinion in U.S. v. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Civil Action No. 86-A-1880 (D. Colorado, March 22, 1988) 2.28

December 23, 1987 Opinion in U.S. v. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation,D. Colo., Interpreting Certain PSD Regulations 2.27

April 8, 1987 Clarification of New Source Review Policy on Averaging Times for Production Limitations 2.26

June 12, 1981 PSD Determination: Sun Oil Company and the Definition of Major Modification 2.17

November 25, 1980 Request for guidance on PSD applicability for refuse-to-energy facilities 2.14

August 22, 1980 The Use of Permit Conditions to Define Potential to Emit 2.13

July 7, 1980 PSD Applicability: Industrial Scrap Processing Company 2.12

March 23, 1980 PSD Applicability 2.10

May 25, 1979 Submission of State Air Permits as SIP Revisions 2.1

May 16, 1979 Applicability of the PSD regulations to power plants 2.9

November 24, 1989 Court of Appeals Decision Upholding PSD "Actual-to-Potential" Applicability Rules Puerto Rican Cement Co., Inc. v. EPA, No. 89-1070 (1st Cir.) 2.32

June 3, 1989 Guidance on Limiting Potential to Emit in New Source Permitting 2.31

September 1, 1978 Applicability Determination for PSD - Hot Mix Asphalt Operations 2.3

April 6, 1987 Appropriate volatile organic compound (VOC) emission limits for the proposed pilot coating equipment in Maplewood 2.25

February 18, 1987 PSD Applicability Request, Valero Hydrocarbon Company Yoakum, DeWitt County, Texas 2.24

March 13, 1986 Time Frames for Determination of Applicability to New Source Review 2.23

December 17, 1985 Clarification regarding which permits may be federally enforceable 2.22

September 11, 1985 Construction permit modification 2.21

April 28, 1982 Federal Enforceability under PSD 2.19

June 9, 1980 PSD Applicability, South Hospah Mine 3.1

March 29, 1982 PSD applicability of Aluminum Rolling Mills 3.20

February 11, 1981 Applicability of new source performance standards (NSPS) and prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) requirements 3.23

July 14, 1978 PSD Requirements 3.8

November 23, 1977 Stationary Source Enforcement 3.6

October 17, 1977 Application of PSD Review to a Portland Cement Manufacturing Operation, Texas Industries, Inc. 3.5

December 19, 1979 Clarification of the Federal air pollution regulation for the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) as it applies to municipal incinerators 3.4

June 4, 1990 Definition of Postapproval Monitoring 3.37

July 1990 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Applicability Determination for Multiple Owner/Operator Point Sources Within a Single Facility 3.35

November 3, 1980 PSD Applicability Request, Valero Transmission Company Yoakum, DeWitt County, Texas 3.25

July 8, 1982 Reactivation of Amerada Hess Corporation's Port Reading Facility and PSD Review 3.21

May 2, 1977 PSD Determination of Applicability - UMD Coal Gasification Plant 3.2

June 30, 1981 PSD Definition of Source 3.18

October 3, 1980 PSD and NSPS Applicability to a Reactivated Source 3.15

August 8, 1980 PSD Applicability Determination: Babylon 2 3.14

June 18, 1980 Old sources being brought on line - PSD Applicability 3.13

March 16, 1979 Definition of Source 3.10

July 28, 1989 Request for PSD Applicability Determination Golden Aluminum Company, San Antonio, Texas 3.34

January 12, 1989 Guidance on several issues related to determining applicability of new major source regulations in the granting of construction permits to sources of air emissions 3.33

August 31, 1988 Clarification of the term "glass fiber processing plant." 3.31

June 9, 1980 Emissions from Rocket Firing at Test Stands; Fugitive or Point Source Emissions 3.30

September 8, 1977 PSD Applicability to Exxon Chemical Modification,Baytown, Texas 3.3

May 27, 1987 Reactivation of Noranda Lakeshore Mines' RLA Plant and PSD Review 3.27

March 26, 1987 Request for Guidance in Drafting a State Implementation Plan (SIP) Deficiency Notice for Michigan's Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) Program 3.26

March 11, 1981 Summary of PSD policy determinations made by Region IV 3.16

May 31, 1987 Clarification of an EPA conditional determination made on June 9, 1980 3.22

July 14, 1978 PSD Requirements 4.4

April 25, 1984 PSD Applicability to Coal Conversions 4.31

March 24, 1983 Ersana PSD Applicability Determinations 4.3

August 29, 1985 Proposed construction at Buckeye Cellulose Corporation 4.29

July 28, 1983 Bridgeport Harbor Coal Conversion 4.28

July 28, 1983 PSD Applicability Pulp and Paper Mill 4.27

June 7, 1981 Region IV policy concerning applicability of coal conversions to EPA PSD regulations 4.25

June 3, 1983 Net Emission Increase under PSD 4.24

April 7, 1983 PSD Applicability Determination-Southwestern Public Service Company 4.23

January 5, 1983 Accumulations of Emissions 4.21

August 1981 Applicability of PSD and/or NSPS to certain changes proposed for a petroleum storage facility 4.20

March 20, 1978 PSD Determination Cabot Corporation - Fuel Conversion 4.2

July 13, 1981 PSD Applicability for Ashland Chemical's Maleic Anhydride Plant in Neal, West Virginia 4.18

June 24, 1981 Applicability of NSPS and PSD to stationary gas turbines converting from middle distillates to natural gas. 4.17

February 13, 1981 Baseline Date in Determining Net Emissions Increases 4.15

June 22, 1981 PSD Applicability 4.13

April 11, 1980 Exemptions from PSD Permit Requirements for Coal Conversions Resulting from DOE Prohibition Orders 4.12

September 19, 1979 PSD Guidance, 40 CFR 52.21 (b) (2) (d) - Definition of "capable of accommodating" 4.11

November 1, 1977 PSD Applicability Determination - ARCO Petroleum Refinery 4.1

February 9, 1981 Petitions for Review of PSD Regulations 4.14

October 28, 1988 Review of De Minimis Emissions - Sanctions 4.39 4.42

October 14, 1988 Final determinations regarding the applicability of the Clean Air Act's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements to the proposed life extension project at the Port Washington steam electric generating station 4.38

September 9, 1988 Applicability of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Requirements to the Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO) Port Washington Life Extension Project 4.37

December 1, 1986 Need for Emission Cap on Complex Netting Sources 4.35

October 7, 1985 New source review rules which apply to the conversion to coal at the Hibbard Station Units 3 and 4. 4.34

October 21, 1986 Applicability of PSD to Portions of a Plant Constructed in Phases Without Permits 4.33

July 7, 1986 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Definition of "Modification" 4.32

April 1, 1987 PSD Questions 4.7 4.26

July 11, 1983 Request by the Hawaiian Electric Co. to Burn 2.0% Sulfur Fuel Oil at their Kahe Units #1-5. 4.26

April 1983 Applicability Determination for Delco Products in Dayton, Ohio 4.6

July 21, 1978 PSD Permit for Marblehead Lime Company 4.5

(Date Missing)The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Wisconsin Electric Power Co. v. Reilly, Nos. 88-3264 and 89-1339 4.48

January 30, 1990 Comment on the permit proposed by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for Northern Indiana Public Service Company's (NIPSCO) Bailly generating station 4.47

(Date Missing) Addition of natural gas firing capacity to the Greenwood Unit I Power Plant 4.46

January 2, 1990 Effect of Changing Stack Heights On Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Modeling and Monitoring 4.45

December 29, 1989 Use of Netting Credits 4.44

September 18, 1989 Request for Clarification of Policy Regarding the "Net Emissions Increase" 4.41 4.39

June 29, 1983 Exclusion of Exempt Solvents From VOC Calculations 5.11

(Date Missing) PSD Evaluation of Secondary Emissions for Houston Lighting and Power 5.8

June 9, 1980 PSD Applicability: Asphalt Concrete Plants 5.7

May 27, 1980 New Source Review Requirements in Areas Unclassified for Ozone 5.6

January 8, 1990 Clarification on two questions concerning "secondary emissions" as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 40 CFR 52.21(b)(18) 5.26

June 18, 1986 Exemption of dimethyl acetamide (DMAC) from regulation under Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) review. 5.22

April 1, 1982 Stack height regulations and accompanying preamble language 6.12

March 13, 1980 Question from Otto Pearson (South Carolina State Agency) 6.8

March 5, 1980 Applicability of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations to the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's (BG&E) Brandon Shores Station 6.7

April 29, 1980 PSD Analysis for SIP Relaxation in Metropolitan Boston Air Pollution Control District - Eastman Gelatin 6.2

October 17, 1989 Ambient Air 6.29

August 25, 1989 Texas Air Control Board (TACB) Inquiry Regarding Allowable Emissions in PSD NAAQS Analyses 6.28

August 24, 1989 Guidance on Implementing the Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Increments 6.27

March 16, 1989 Use of Allowable Emissions for National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Impact Analyses Under the Requirements for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) 6.25

July 5, 1988 Air Quality Analysis for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) 6.22

May 28, 1987 UNAMAP 6 Dispersion Modeling with Building Wake Effects 6.21

June 29, 1989 Implementation of the Revised Modeling Guideline for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) 6.20

January 11, 1984 Applicability of PSD Increments to Building Rooftops 6.18

January 20, 1984 PSD Increment Consumption Calculations 6.22

May 13, 1983 PSD Increment Consumption Guidance 6.15

July 27, 1987 Ambient Air Issue from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 7.7

June 12, 1984 Significance levels for air quality impact as outlined in Section III.A. of 40 CFR 51, Appendix S 7.6

February, 1981 PSD Significance Levels for Monitoring 7.4

July 6, 1979 Environmental Protection Agency Quality Assurance Policy Statement 7.2

June 15, 1989 Time the State of Virginia could finalize a BACT determination for a new emission source 8.38

December 22, 1978 BACT Information for Coal-fired Power Plants 8.7

November 15, 19778 BACT Baseline for Louisa Generating Station 8.5

July 3, 1990 PSD Appeal No. 88-11 8.47

June 7, 1990 PSD Appeal No. 88-4 8.46

January 10, 1979 BACT Determinations for Power Plants Subject to Revised NSPS 8.9

January 4, 1979 Guidance for Determining BACT Under PSD 8.8

June 9, 1989 PSD Appeal No. 88-12 8.37

May 19, 1989 Technical Document on Control of Nitrogen Oxides From Municipal Waste Combustors 8.36

February 13, 1989 Craven County Wood-Energy Project (PSD-NC-121) 8.35

February 3, 1989 Determination for Davidson Exterior Trim/Textron 8.34

January 27, 1989 Review of Craven County Wood Energy Project 8.33

January 27, 1989 Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Analysis for Craven County Project New Source Review 8.32

January 4, 1989 Valero Hydrocarbons BACT Analysis, PSD-TX-746 8.31

January 22, 1978 IPALCO's Proposed Patriot, Indiana Generating Station 8.3

November 14, 1988 Request for Administrator to Initiate Review of PSD Permit for Columbia Gulf Transmission Company, Clementsville Compressor Station, Kentucky 8.29

November 10, 1988 PSD Appeal No. 88-8 Resource 8.28

July 28, 1988 Supplemental Guidance on Implementing the North County Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Remand 8.27

(Date Missing) Interim Policy on Stack Height Regulatory Actions 8.26

March 31, 1988 Transmittal of OAQPS Interim Control Policy Statement 8.25

September, 1987 Implementation of North County Resource Recovery PSD Remand 8.21

July 28, 1987 Letter concerning best available control technology (BACT) determinations 8.20

July 24, 1987 Calculating Amortized Capital Costs 8.19

June 3, 1987 Administrative Order issued by the Regional Administrator, Region IV, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pursuant to Section 167 of the Clean Air Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. Section 7477 8.17

May 14, 1987 Salt Water Drift from Cooling Towers 8.16

April 23, 1987 Appropriateness of certain economic arguments in the best available control technology (BACT) analysis 8.15

September 11, 1986 Draft Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Guidance for Impacts of the North County Resource Recovery PSD Remand 8.14

September 10, 1986 Remand of June 3, 1986 North County Resource Recovery Associates PSD permit in San Marcos, California. 8.13

August 15, 1986 North County Resource Recovery Associates PSD Appeal No. 85-2 8.12

August 5, 1983 Pollution Control Technical Manual 8.11

(Date Missing) BACT FOR FUGITIVE EMISSIONS OF HYDROCARBONS 8.10

January 11, 1990 BACT/LAER Determination Cut-off Date 8.43

(Date Missing) PSD Appeal No. 89-4 8.42

September 11, 1989 Use of urea injection in place of ammonia injection for the control of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from municipal waste combustors (MWC's) 8.41

(Date Missing) PSD Appeal No. 89-2 8.40

September 13, 1978 Conditional PSD Permits 8.4

July 19, 1989 PSD APPEAL NO. 87-3 8.39

June 7, 1988 Response to Request for Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Applicability Determination 3.38

December 12, 1988 PSD Appeal No. 88-9 10.36

February 15, 1989 Applicability of the Clean Air Act's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) provisions to the proposed life extension project at the Port Washington steam electric generating station 2.35b

February 16, 1990 Target emission guidelines for coal-fired facilities 10.48

April 28, 1990 Issuance of prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permits in attainment areas where violations have been modeled 10.49

July 30, 1990 PSD Appeal Nos. 90-2, 90-3, 90-4, & 90-5 10.50

September 8, 1988 EPA Region IX Policy on PSD Permit Extensions 11.12

January 4, 1990 PSD Appeal No. 89-6 11.15

November 19, 1987 Request for Determination on Best Available Control Technology (BACT) Issues -- Ogden Martin Tulsa Municipal Waste Incinerator Facility 11.9

December 16, 1980 Interpretation of "Significant Contribution" 12.2

November 18, 1987 Approval of Local Implementation Plans 15.4

October 8, 1981 PSD Equivalency of Proposed Model Rule for California 15.5

May 9, 1985 Improved New Source Review/Prevention of Significant Deterioration (NSR/PSD) Program Transfer 15.6

February 15, 1989 Guidance on Early Delegation of Authority for the Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Increments Program 1.7

July 1, 1978 "Commence Construction" under PSD 1.6

September 30, 1987 What fuel combustion equipment should be counted toward the 250 million Btu/hr cut off given in the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) source category of "fossil fuel-fired steam electric plants of more than 250 million Btu/hr heat input." 3.28

February 15, 1989 Applicability of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Requirements to the Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO) Port Washington Life Extension Project 4.37

February 15, 1989 Revised final determination regarding the applicability of the Clean Air Act's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) provisions to the proposed life extension project at the Port Washington steam electric generating station 4.52

May 3, 1985 NSR Advisory Memorandum #1: TSP PSD Increment Consumption in North Carolina 5.19

August 5, 1987 Implementation of Revised Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Program for Particulate Matter 5.27

September 21, 1987 Ambient Air Definition 6.33

June 27,1987 PSD Appeal No. 86-8 8.18

December 1, 1987 Improving New Source Review (NSR) Implementation 8.23

June 26, 1987 Operational Guidance on Control Technology for New and Modified MWC's 8.24

December 14, 1988 Review of Valero Hydrocarbons BACT Analysis 8.30

June 3, 1987 Administrative Order issued LAKE COUNTY WASTE TO ENERGY FACILITY 8.48

December 31, 1987 Request for Administrator to Initiate Review of PSD permit for Camden County Resource Recovery Facility 8.50

June 13, 1989 Transmittal of Background Statement on "Top-Dawn" Best Available Control Technology (BACT) 8.51

November 3, 1980 Request to EPA to develop general policy guidance concerning the completeness of PSD applications 10.31

October 10, 1985 Questions and Answers on Implementing the Revised Stack Height Regulation 6.34

March 3, 1989 Applicability of Building Downwash in Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permit Analyses 6.32

April 10, 1989 Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Applicability to Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Emissions from Incineration of Total Reduced Sulfur (TRS) 4050


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