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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AV39 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Removal of Title V Emergency Affirmative Defense Provisions From State Operating Permit Programs and the Federal Operating Permit Program 

EPA removes the “emergency” affirmative defense provisions from both sets of Title V implementing regulations: 40 CFR 70 (State Operating Permit Programs) and 40 CFR 71 (Federal Operating Permit Programs), in order to ensure consistency with Clean Air Act requirements. EPA issued a proposal on April 1, 2022 (87 FR 19042).

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 70    40 CFR 71   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/01/2022  87 FR 19042   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/31/2022 
Final Rule  06/00/2023 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0186.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Corey Sugerik
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
RTP, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-3223