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Document Title/Subject:
Innovative Air Permits: Evaluation of Implementation Experiences: Transmittal Memo
Related Documents:
Evaluation Report
Signed by: Robert Brenner and Jay Benforado

Signature Date: November 18, 2002

Contact:
Michael Trutna (919) 541-5345 or Dave Dellarco (206) 553-4978

Filename(s):
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t5/memoranda/iap_eietm.pdf

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Regulatory Authority:
Title 5
Division/Director:
Information Transfer and Program Integration Division (OAQPS) / Bill Harnett
Submitted By:
parker.barrett
OGC Contact:
Lisa Friedman
OGC Phone#:
202-564-5501
Internet Contact:
Jeff Clark
Document Type:
Policy & Guidance Memos
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
Monitoring
Operating Permits
POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CLEANUP
Keywords:
Accident preparedness
Emissions
Flexibility
Monitoring
Permits
Terms:
Air pollutants
Clean Air Act
CAA
Community involvement
Permits
Abstract:
EPA, along with state and local permitting authorities, launched a Flexible Permit Implementation Review in April 2001 to evaluate the implementation of innovative air permitting techniques to provide companies with the flexibility necessary to compete in global markets without decreasing environmental protection. The report lists and then describes ten findings from that review:

Finding 1: The flexible permits contain adequate measures to assure compliance with all applicable requirements;

Finding 2: The flexible permits were considered to be enforceable by permitting authorities and EPA;

Finding 3: The flexible permits facilitated and encouraged emissions reductions and pollution prevention;

Finding 4: Companies with the flexible permits believe that air permitting is on their critical response path;

Finding 5: Companies with the flexible permits utilized their flexibility provisions;

Finding 6: The flexible permits enhanced information sharing between the companies and permitting authorities;

Finding 7: The flexible permits generally provided to the public equivalent or greater information than conventional permits;

Finding 8: The flexible permits produced or are anticipated to produce net financial benefits to companies and permitting authorities;

Finding 9: Permitting authorities are generally supportive of flexible permits as an option; and

Finding 10: Permitting authorities indicated that flexible permit provisions should be matched with a company's need for flexibility and technical capacity to implement effectively its flexible permit requirements.

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