Baton Rouge District Judge Trudy White recently vacated air permits for the Formosa Petrochemical Corp.’s proposed plastic and petrochemical plant in Louisiana’s infamous industrialized “Cancer Alley,” so named because of the high rates of cancer suffered by the predominantly African-American residents. Environmental and citizen advocacy groups challenged the permit approval decision for Formosa’s controversial Sunshine […]
Tag: Air Permitting
Thirteen organizations, led by environmental advocacy heavy hitters Earthjustice, Environmental Integrity Project, and the Sierra Club, petitioned the EPA on June 28, 2022, urging the Agency “to take action in Texas, where the state’s air permitting program has for years failed to meet public participation and environmental justice obligations under federal environmental and civil rights […]
Analysts predict that the Biden administration will see an increase in environmental justice (EJ) claims during the public review process for both air permit renewals and new permit applications.
Administrative amendments Administrative amendments can be initiated by the permitting authority to correct typos or to incorporate the requirements of a SIP-approved construction permit. However, the permittee may also initiate administrative amendments by submitting a request to the permitting authority to change such things as the contact information of someone listed in the permit, the […]
What is a compliance certification? Every source with Title V operating permit must document the facility’s compliance status with respect to each applicable requirement for the previous year by submitting a compliance certification document or form. The compliance certification must: Identify each condition of the permit, including design specifications, emission limits, operating parameters, work practice […]