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Testing and Monitoring Provisions for Stationary Sources: Withdrawal of Amendment: Fact Sheet
|Signed by: Unsigned
Emissions, Monitoring, and Analysis Division (OAQPS) / David Mobley
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In response to a petition for judicial review submitted by the Appalachian Power Company, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing an amendment to the general opacity provisions of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) concerning opacity monitoring at stationary sources of air pollutants. EPA had originally issued this amendment on October 17, 2000. In its petition, the Appalachian Power Company stated that the amendment went beyond the intent of the rulemaking by making a substantive change in a non-substantive rulemaking. EPA agrees that the increased monitoring required by the amendment could be considered a substantial change in some cases over the former requirement. Therefore the Agency is issuing this direct final rule to withdraw the amendment. The attached file is a fact sheet explaining the action.