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New Source Review (NSR) Permitting

Processing of State Implementation Plans (SIPs) and Permits

Date Title EPA Office Author Issues Addressed
10/15/2012 Timely Processing of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permits when EPA or a PSD-Delegated Air Agency Issues the Permit OAQPS

Page, Stephen

Clarifies expectations and responsibilities regarding the processing of PSD permit applications when an EPA Regional Office or a PSD-delegated air agency issues the PSD permit. 
11/03/1980 Completeness of PSD Applications OAQPS Barber, Walter Addresses application completeness in EPA’s “system of first-come, first-served allocation of PSD construction rights.” Explains that the decision on national guidance on completeness determinations entails a balancing act between the need to have nationally consistent completeness determinations and the need to address the uniqueness of each permitting situation. 
05/25/1979 Submission of State Air Permits as SIP Revisions OAQPS Rhoads, Ric Addresses the Federal enforceability of State-issued air permits that have not been incorporated individually within a SIP by means of an EPA approval through rulemaking. 
03/11/1991 NSR Program Transitional Guidance OAQPS Seitz, John Lays out the Agency’s position on certain transitional issues involving the NSR program for the interim period between passage of the 1990 Amendments and adoption of the Agency's final regulations.  
07/21/1992 Processing of SIP Submittals OAQPS Calcagni, John Provides guidance concerning the processing of SIP submittals. 
11/03/1986 New Mexico NSPS/NESHAP Delegation Region 6 Hathaway, William Responds to specific questions concerning the NSPS and NESHAP programs which were delegated to the State of New Mexico on March 15, 1985, and the notice published in the Federal Register on June 6, 1986. 
01/09/1987 Interpretation of the Policy on Compliance with the Statutory Provisions of Part D OAR Cannon, Joseph Concurs with Region 9’s interpretation of Footnote 4 of the November 2, 1983 Sanctions Policy (Compliance with the Statutory Provisions of Part D of the Clean Air Act), which discusses rulemaking conditions for NSR rules. 
08/11/1983 Requirement to Publish All Significant Final Actions Under Title I of The Clean Air Act Region 4 Wilburn, James Describes the types of final agency actions which are supposed to be published in the Federal Register. 
11/18/1987 Approval of Local Implementation Plans OGC Hoffman, Howard Responds to four legal questions concerning local implementation plans. 
09/03/1992 New Source Review (NSR) Program Supplemental Transitional Guidance on Applicability of New Part D NSR Permit Requirements OAQPS Seitz, John Supplements the March 11, 1991 transitional memorandum, entitled "New Source Review Program Transitional Guidance,” by clarifying EPA guidance regarding the permitting of new or modified sources in situations where a State does not submit a State implementation plan (SIP) revision implementing the augmented Part D NSR provisions of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments by the applicable statutory deadline. 
01/05/1978 Determination of Interpretative Ruling (IR) SSCD Reich, Edward

Responds to the following questions concerning the applicability of the Interpretative Ruling (IR) to the construction of the #3 and #11 coke batteries at the Youngstown Steel Indiana Harbor Plant: (1) does the construction of #3 and #11 coke batteries constitute a new source and (2) does the issuance of a state permit prior to the effective date of the IR insulate the source from applicability to the IR. 

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The “Relevant Guidance” index includes a collection of documents issued by EPA organized by topic area. These documents include memoranda, letters, orders, and other types of EPA actions that may provide guidance in one or more forms, such as an adjudication, statement of policy, interpretation of statutes or regulations, or technical information. Each collection is intended to be representative of EPA statements on the topic, but it may not be a complete listing of such statements. The collection does not reflect topic-specific statements that have been expressed by EPA though published rule preambles and Title V petition orders, nor does it include EAB decisions. Each document in the collection speaks for itself, and the inclusion or exclusion of a document in the collection is not intended by EPA to communicate anything more than what is expressed within each document. EPA makes no independent representations on this website as to the extent to which any document in the collection reflects EPA’s current views on the topic, is a final action by EPA, or has any legal effect or precedential weight. Readers are advised to review the documents in the collection and conduct their own assessment of such considerations based on the content of each document and other documents in the collection. Some of the information or views included in the documents may be affected by subsequent changes to the referenced statutory or regulatory language or by court decisions. In addition, many of the statements in these documents are based upon the federal regulations which may differ from rules that govern federally-approved programs. Permitting authorities are advised to consult with their EPA Regional Offices if there is a question as to the relevance of a particular statement to their NSR program.