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New Source Review (NSR) Program Basics. Laura McKelvey U.S. EPA OAQPS RTP, NC. Why are we here?. To gain a better understanding of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program To understand how proposed rule will change that program

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New Source Review (NSR) Program Basics

Laura McKelvey

U.S. EPA OAQPS

RTP, NC


Why are we here?

To gain a better understanding of

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program

To understand how proposed rule will change that program

To support your ability to make comments on the proposed rule


Background: Components of NSR program?


PSD Permit Requirements

Main requirements

Install Best Available Control Technology (BACT)

Perform air quality analysis to assess impacts on air quality

Performclass I area analysistoassess impacts on national parks and wilderness areas

Perform additional impacts analysis

Allow for opportunities for public involvement


NA NSR Permit Requirements

Main requirements

Install Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LAER) technologies

Obtainemission offsets

Perform alternative sites analysis

Show statewide facility compliance w/air regulations

Allow for opportunities for public involvement


Minor NSR Permit Requirements

CAA silent on specific requirements

Minimal requirements found in 40CFR 51.160-51.164

New sources and modifications cannot violate NAAQS or FIP/SIP/TIP control strategies, nor interfere with attainment or maintenance of NAAQS

State program requirements vary greatly


History of PSD

PSD added to CAA in 1977 Amendments to protect clean areas while allowing for well-controlled economic growth

Rules implementing PSD found in 40 CFR Part 51.166, FIP in Part 52.21

Requirements did not specify how increment should be calculated


Why did EPA propose this rule?

North Dakota MOU

Requests from WESTAR and groups

Current methods not adopted into regulations, thus open to inconsistent application


How did we get here?

We failed to adequately consult tribes on proposed rule

Letters to tribal leaders offering to delay acting on rule to consult with them, particularly Class I tribes

Series of conference calls to present and discuss rule

Participants requested this training and consultation


How we will move forward?

Walk through agenda

Roles

Parking lot issues

What else?


Contacts

Laura McKelvey

Phone: 919-541-5497

mckelvey.laura@epa.gov

Raj Rao

Phone: 919-541-5344

rao.raj@epa.gov

Jessica Montañez

Phone: 919-541-3407

montanez.jessica@epa.gov

Janet McDonald

Phone: 202-564-1186

mcdonald.janet@epa.gov


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