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Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control hosts Program Advisory Group Meeting

Vorys Law

On January 20, 2021, the Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) hosted a “Program Advisory Group” (PAG) meeting via Microsoft Teams to inform interested stakeholders of recent and upcoming DAPC activities.

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State Air Regulations Can Go Above and Beyond National Standards 

Legal Planet

States and local air quality regulators have the legal authority to set particulate matter (PM), ozone, and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions standards and adopt regulations for these pollutants when they are already in attainment of the national ambient air quality standards ( NAAQS ) set by the U.S.

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Improving EPA’s Latest Ozone Transport Rule

Acoel

It marks the seventh round of NOx controls for the EGU sector since 1990. The downwind air quality benefits are minimal. The proposed rule would provide de minimus air quality benefits in downwind areas with extremely high costs – estimated by EPA at $22 billion discounted 2016 dollars for the 2023-2042 period.

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EPA Proposes Rejection of San Joaquin Valley Air District PM2.5 SIP Submittal

Legal Planet

discussing the ways in which local air districts can take action to end harmful air pollution from building appliances. In California, CARB and the state’s 35 local air districts share authority to adopt and enforce control strategies to achieve these standards.

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DEP Issues $1.1 Million Civil Penalty To Equitrans For Violations Related To The Uncontrolled Venting Of 1.1 Billion Cubic Feet Of Gas From The Rager Mountain Gas Storage Area In Cambria County

PA Environment Daily

The total civil penalty assessments include $350,000 for air quality violations, which is the maximum civil penalty assessment allowable under the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act, and $764,000 pursuant to Pennsylvania’s oil and gas and solid waste laws.

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EPA: Power Plant, Pipeline, Cement, Paper, Glass And Other Industries In PA, Other States Face Tighter NOx Standards Under EPA’s Final Good Neighbor Rule

PA Environment Daily

The final rule will improve air quality for millions of people living in downwind communities, saving thousands of lives, keeping people out of the hospital, preventing asthma attacks, and reducing sick days.

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DEP Issues Notice Of Violation To Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County For Air Quality Violations In Sept. - Oct.

PA Environment Daily

Shell’s air quality plan approval states that the facility’s emissions of VOCs shall not equal or exceed 516.2 This exceedance is a violation of Shell’s plan approvals ( PA-04-00740A , PA-04-00740B , and PA-04-00740C ) and the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act and regulations. tons of VOCs in a 12-month period.