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By Amanda Czepiel, J.D. BLR Legal Editor For many, that question will be answered during an EPA inspection. Your best bet to pass an SPCC plan inspection? Be prepared. EPA has been conducting SPCC plan inspections since 1973 in an effort to minimize oil spills from reaching U.S. waters, and in recent years, has stepped […]
Air permits are divided into construction permits and operating permits. Construction permits are usually required when building a new facility or installing and/or modifying a process or piece of equipment. The construction permit defines the air pollution source, establishes emissions limits and indentifies the equipment and/or controls to meet those limits. Applicants must apply for […]
Legal Editor Amanda Czepiel says that in the beginning of 2012, we will see EPA issue the 2012 Stormwater Construction General Permit (CGP). It will include a number of changes due to the implementation of the Construction and Development Rule, as well as changes to the appearance of the permit, new requirements for site inspections, […]
Secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping Operator training requirements Periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems New release prevention and detection technologies The amendments will also remove certain deferrals; update codes of practice; and update state program approval requirements to incorporate these new changes.
BLR® Legal Editor, Tim Fagan, tells us that in 2012, EPA will continue to regulate air emissions from the largest sources of pollution, as the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule controlling NOx and SO2 from power plants will go into effect (pending resolution of the D.C. appeals court stay of the rule); the utility MACT controlling […]