Louisiana SIP: LAC 33:III Ch. 9 Section 901 - Purpose
Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 33 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, Part III Air (LAC 33:III)
Chapter 9. General Regulations on Control of Emissions and Emission Standards
Section 901. Purpose
Approved by EPA 03/08/89 (54 FR 09795) at 52.970(c)(49) effective 05/08/89.
It is the purpose of these emission standards to set forth levels of air quality for the protection of public health and of public welfare from any known or anticipated adverse effects of air contaminants. These standards set forth a mechanism of achieving cleaner air and are not a permit for unnecessary degradation of air quality. Therefore, quality of emissions as of the effective date of these standards shall be maintained at the higher degree of quality unless it can be affirmatively demonstrated to the administrative authority that a change in quality is justifiable and will not be contrary to the purpose of these regulations.
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:1084.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality and Nuclear Energy, Air Quality Division in LR 13:741 (December 1987).