Limit annual emissions below thresholds that would subject a project to the review under either the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) or Non-Attainment
New Source Review (NNSR) rules.
The reduction of the standard will send many Central Texas counties into non-attainment
, as shown on the accompanying maps prepared by Houston-based Element Markets, a leading broker of offsets for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the precursors that form ozone or smog.
We need everybody in the region to participate in the particulate matter advance program now," he said, "as an aggressive means of achieving reductions before we get that non-attainment
ACA noted that for the paint and coatings industry, being located in a non-attainment
area often results in increased operating costs, added recordkeeping, and other regulatory burdens, as well as permitting delays, and restrictions on expansion, which could have a devastating effect on industry, especially in uncertain economic times.
ZONES: The EPA has designated more than 470 counties as non-attainment
areas in the United States.
Retrofitting existing fleets to clean up their emissions, especially in non-attainment
zones, is also likely to grow.
According to BioFriendly, the regulation requires diesel emissions in 110 counties designated by the state as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) non-attainment
areas to be on par with clean California diesel.
Environmental Protection Agency officially excluded central Arkansas from the list of areas designated in non-attainment
The cumulative air impacts of all operating power plant facilities, along with the addition of the proposed plant, would be considered by the Board, with emphasis on areas in non-attainment
with federal air quality standards.
They summed together the populations of the original 120 non-attainment
counties with the populations of nearby counties whose emissions may contribute to their
By using less coal-fired generation, we also improve the quality of our air and begin to move ourselves closer to stopping the ozone non-attainment
status we may be forced to live with.
At some point, I'm going to have to tell the girls that we live in what the Environmental Protection Agency has designated a "severe non-attainment
area" for air quality.