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New Source Review (NSR) Permitting

Permit Revisions & Rescissions

Date Title EPA Office Author Issues Addressed
03/11/1980 Phased Permits for PSD OAQPS Weigold, James Answers questions related to phased permits for PSD including (1) how to apply the 18-month criteria for starting construction of phases and (2) what policy applies for reviewing a request for a permit revision of start dates.
07/15/1988 Procedures for EPA to Address Deficient New Source Permits Under the Clean Air Act OECA Alushin, Michael Guidance for use in addressing deficient new source permits.
06/03/1987 Deficient Permit Notification Notice For Lake County Waste to Energy Facility Region 4 Ravan, Jack Deficient permit notification for Lake County Waste to Energy facility regarding its installation of acid gas controls and emissions limitations for particulate matter and SO2.
07/21/1978 PSD Permit for the Marblehead Lime Company SSCD Reich, Edward Whether EPA should allow Marblehead Lime Company to amend its PSD permit of January 3, 1978, for its proposed new kiln, to reflect an increase from 1200 tons/day to 1600 tons/day, to be offset by closure of old kilns.
10/21/1986 Applicability of PSD to Portions of a Plant Constructed in Phases Without Permits CPDD Tyler, Darryl Regards the applicability of PSD review to a minor source that becomes major through a series of modifications.
07/05/1985 Revised Draft Policy on Permit Modifications and Extensions CPDD Tyler, Darryl Draft policy for handling changes to sources which have PSD permits and extensions of these permits.
03/11/1991 NSR Program Transitional Guidance OAQPS Seitz, John Sets forth EPA’s position on transitional issues involving the NSR program after passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 but before the proposal of a regulatory package that would implement these and other changes to the NSR provisions.
06/18/1980 PSD Applicability: Coal Blending SSCD Reich, Edward Addresses whether the following situation could be considered a SIP relation and whether a SIP revision is necessary in order to increase the allowable SO2 emissions: two power plants which were issued state construction permits prior to the time of PSD applicability which limited SO2 emissions now wish to increase their SO2 emissions by burning a higher sulfur coal in combination with their present fuel. This memorandum also answers a question related to whether an amended permit would be subject to the old or existing PSD regulations when a facility which has received a PSD permit in 1978 now wishes to increase their emission limitation as prescribed by the NSPS.
05/05/1982 A.I. DuPont Institute PSD Permit SSCD Reich, Edward Answers several questions relating to a PSD permit issued to A.I. DuPont Institute including whether the source may apply for a permit rescission if the permit is amended to include federally enforceable limitations and also, if such a rescission is granted, whether the facility must reconsider the baseline date.
11/19/1987 Request for Determination on BACT Issues -- Ogden Martin Tulsa Municipal Waste Incinerator Facility OAQPS McCutchen, Gary Pertains to a source not being able to meet its permitted BACT emissions limit and under what circumstances a BACT can be revised through a PSD permit modification.

Related Topics: Relaxation of Emissions LimitsPermit Extensions

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