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Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act

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Rule Summary

This rule implements the clear language of the Clean Air Act that allows a major source of hazardous air pollutants to reclassify as an area source after acting to limit emissions.

The rule will encourage facilities to pursue innovations in pollution-reduction technologies and relieve regulatory requirements intended for much larger emitters.

Rule History

12/28/2020 – Technical Correction to Final Rule

11/19/2020 – Final Rule

07/31/2019 – Public Hearing Notice

06/25/2019 – Proposed Rule

01/25/2018 – Guidance Memorandum

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet: Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act 

Additional Documents Supporting Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act 

Public Hearing

Documents Supporting the  Proposal for Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act

(Note: For 508-compliance questions, please contact Elineth Torres at torres.elineth@epa.gov.)