Permitting Under the Clean Air Act
The Clean Air Act (CAA) establishes a number of permitting programs designed to carry out the goals of the Act. Some of these programs are directly implemented by EPA through its Regional Offices but most are carried out by states, local agencies and approved tribes.
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EPA has set a goal to make Agency permit decisions within six months by 2022. To that end, EPA’s Smart Sectors Program is discovering strategies that result in efficient environmental permitting processes. When Boeing decided to secure additional land for future growth in Charleston, SC, it received air and wetlands permits just a few months after submitting permit applications.