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Philadelphia Proposes Sweeping Revisions to 40-Year-Old Air Toxics Regulations to Require Health Risk Assessments for Virtually All Permit and License Applications and Renewals

USA - May 10 2022 The City of Philadelphia Air Pollution Control Board (APCB) has approved a proposed rulemaking package from Air Management Services…

Michael Nines

Federal Climate Change Update 2022

USA - January 14 2022 The Biden Administration kicked off 2021 with big plans for tackling the climate crisis, pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030…

Trump’s EPA Makes a Late Push to Revive the Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Exemption, but Will It Get Out of the Starting Gate?

USA - January 11 2021 The underpinnings of the so-called the startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) exemption date back to the Clean Air Act (CAA) amendments of 1970…

Pennsylvania’s Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) III Rule Expected in 2021

USA - January 11 2021 More than two decades ago, Pennsylvania established Reasonably Available Control Technology standards, applicable to facilities whose emissions of…

Michael Nines

PADEP to Forge Ahead with Proposed Air Fee Increases in 2018

USA - January 18 2018 In the fall of 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced its plans to (1) increase existing fees for permit…