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Air Quality Letter - Fourth Quarter 2010

02.01.2011

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

  • Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) is granted final approval to implement PSD and Title V greenhouse gas permit requirements;
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to temporarily oversee greenhouse gas permitting in Jefferson County;
  • Update on greenhouse gas permitting developments at the federal level
  • EPA delays portion of greenhouse gas reporting rule due to confidentiality concerns and finalizes amendments relating to reporting at CO2sequestration and injection sites;
  • U.S. Supreme Court agrees to review ruling allowing greenhouse gas nuisance litigation to proceed;
  • EPA to reconsider one provision of March 3, 2010 reciprocating internal combustion engine MACT standard: Public comment sought;
  • Update on proposed changes to boiler MACT standard;
  • EPA announces proposed consent decree establishing deadlines for action on pending Kentucky state implementation plan submittals;
  • EPA issues final air monitoring rule for lead;
  • DAQ submits critical comments regarding EPA’s proposed transport rule;
  • EPA amends methods for measuring PM10 and PM2.5 from stationary sources;
  • Update on issuance of final revised 8-hour ozone standard by EPA;
  • EPA denies reconsideration of revised sulfur dioxide NAAQS;
  • Fifth Circuit finds violation of Clean Air Act Section 112(g) where construction commenced prior to vacatur of EPA rule delisting electric generating units from Section 112 source list.

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