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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AP86 Publication ID: Spring 2010 
Title: Prevention of Significant Deterioration/Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule 
Abstract: In this rule, EPA will apply a tailored approach to the applicability major source thresholds for greenhouse gases under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and title V programs of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) by temporarily raising those thresholds and setting a PSD significance level for greenhouse gases. EPA is anticipating that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions may soon be subject to regulation pursuant to the CAA. One consequence of our subjecting GHG emissions to regulatory controls is that the requirements of existing air permit programs, namely the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) preconstruction permitting program for major stationary sources and the title V operating permits program, would be triggered for GHG emission sources. At the current applicability levels under the CAA, tens of thousands of projects every year would need permits under the PSD program, and millions of sources would become subject to the title V program. These numbers of permits are orders of magnitude greater than the current number of permits under these permitting programs and would vastly exceed the administrative capacity of the permitting authorities. By tailoring the applicability thresholds, we will allow actions to be taken by EPA and states to build capacity and streamline permitting. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51, 52, 70, and 71     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Clean Air Act title I   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/27/2009  74 FR 55292   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/27/2009    
Final Action  05/00/2010    
Additional Information: SAN No. 5192; EPA publication information: NPRM -; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0517.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Joseph Mangino
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-9778
Fax:919 685-3105

Jennifer Snyder
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-3003
Fax:919 541-5509