Air Quality Permitting

2024 Look Ahead: New Oil and Gas Greenhouse Gas Requirements

Posted: January 23rd, 2024

Changes to the Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (NSPS) for oil and gas operations have been in the works for several years, dating back to the prior administration. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized a rule […]

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2024 Look Ahead: Chemical Industry Rules and RMP Revisions

Posted: January 18th, 2024

Chemical Industry Rules This year is going to be a big year for the chemical manufacturing industry. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) is under a consent decree to finish revisions to several National Emission Standards for Hazardous […]

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Recap of the CAPCA 2023 Fall Technical Workshop and Forum

Posted: December 20th, 2023

This year’s fall Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association (CAPCA) technical workshop and forum included a football tailgate party exhibitor social, golf outing, and of course several technical topics of interest to those located in the Carolinas.  In addition to the […]

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Proposed Revisions to the “Guideline on Air Quality Models”

Posted: October 24th, 2023

On October 23, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published a proposed rule to revise 40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W (the “Guideline on Air Quality Models” or “Guideline”). The proposed revisions include enhancements to the formulation […]

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The End of U.S. EPA’s Reactivation Policy?

Posted: September 13th, 2023

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that the U.S. EPA’s “Reactivation Policy” violates the Clean Air Act (CAA). What is U.S. EPA’s “Reactivation Policy”? The “Reactivation Policy” (Policy) addresses whether existing major stationary sources that […]

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SC DHEC’s ePermitting Program: What You Need to Know

Posted: September 5th, 2023

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) has begun the transition of the Bureau of Air Quality’s (BAQ) regulatory functions like compliance reporting and air permitting to an entirely online format called ePermitting. The air quality program […]

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