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Air Quality Letter - Third Quarter 2010

11.01.2010
  • Greenhouse gas permitting requirements scheduled to begin January 2, 2011;
  • EPA issues guidance relating to BACT for greenhouse gases;
  • EPA finalizes further amendments to the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule;
  • U.S. Solicitor General sides with utilities in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block common law climate change lawsuit;
  • EPA approves Kentucky SIP revision to add NOx as an ozone precursor for PSD and nonattainment NSR permitting;
  • EPA revises reciprocating internal combustion engine MACT standard to impose requirements on certain existing stationary spark ignition engines at area and major sources of HAPs;
  • EPA delays release of new boiler MACT rules;
  • EPA approves redesignation of Northern Kentucky 8-hour ozone area to attainment;
  • EPA delays issuance of final revised 8-hour ozone standard; EPA issues final rule establishing increments, significant impact levels, and significant monitoring concentrations for PSD review of PM2.5;
  • Seventh Circuit dismisses Clean Air Act citizen suit based on Illinois fugitive emissions regulation;
  • Seventh Circuit precludes EPA from enforcing regulations inconsistent with a state implementation plan.

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