Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | December 10, 2008

Environmental lawyer Sanders says EPA is revising NSP rule to require facilities to account for fugitive emissions.

EPA is issuing final New Source Review (NSR) rule that requires consistent accounting for air emissions that are not released through a stack, vent or other confined air stream.  These emissions are called fugitive emissions, and are those emissions escaping from equipment leaks or evaporation.

The revision to the NSR rule requires facilities to account for fugitive emissions from major modifications to existing facilities the same way they account for fugitive emissions from major newly constructed facilities under the NSR program.

Fugitive emissions would be included in determining whether a physical or operational change is a major modification only for industries designated through previous Clean Air Act rulemakings.

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