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New Source Review (NSR) Permitting

Draft Guidance: Plantwide Applicability Limitation Provisions Under the New Source Review Regulations

EPA is providing an opportunity for interested stakeholders to review and comment on the draft Guidance on Plantwide Applicability Limitation Provisions Under the New Source Review Regulations.

In this draft guidance, EPA addresses specific concerns raised by stakeholders regarding the use of plantwide applicability limitations (PALs) in the New Source Review permitting program. Key topics include: PAL permit reopening; PAL expiration; PAL adjustment during renewal; PAL termination; monitoring requirements; treatment of replacement units; general advantages of PALs and other considerations.

EPA will accept comments on the draft guidance through March 16, 2020. 

Read the draft guidance:  Plantwide Applicability Limitation Provisions Under the New Source Review Regulations


Comment on the Draft Guidance

You may submit your comments using the form below. EPA will consider the comments received and complete a revised version of the guidance. 

If you have files you would like to submit as part of your comments, please direct them to the following email address: draft_permitting_guidance@epa.gov.