Saturday, September 25, 2010
EPA Requiring CO2 Plans in State Implementation Plans (SIPs)
The first of the actions EPA released this month is a proposed determination that the Clean Air Act implementation plans (State Implementation Plan or SIPs) in thirteen states are “substantially inadequate” because their PSD programs do not apply to new or modified greenhouse gas-emitting sources. EPA would require that non-compliant states issue revised SIPs within 12 months of issuance of the final rule (slated for early December 2010). In its second rule, EPA proposes assuming responsibility for PSD permitting for greenhouse gas emissions for those states that do not timely submit compliant SIPs, via a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP).
FULL ARTICLE - Marten Law
States with “Substantially Inadequate” SIPs
• Arizona (excluding Maricopa County, Pima County, and Indian Country)
• California (Sacramento Air Quality Management District only)
• Nevada (Clark County only)