EPA approves revisions to Arkansas Clean Air Plan that provide flexibility to industries.

September 24, 2019

On September 6,2019 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced approval of revisions to Arkansas’s clean air plan updating state regulations for air permits for factories, industrial boilers, and power plants that are newly built or recently modified. The revisions address Clean Air Act permitting requirements while providing Arkansas additional flexibility for air permits.

“States know best how to make regulations work for the benefit of their communities and environment,” said Regional Administrator Ken McQueen. “With these approved changes, Arkansas will be able to maintain clean air standards by using a commonsense approach to permitting rather than being tied to one-size-fits-all requirements.”

On May 31, 2019, EPA published the proposed approval of the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions from Oct. 24, 2002, Nov. 6, 2013, and March 24, 2017. The updates allowed permittees the ability to implement alternative work plans that were not in their permit application and modify their facility without requesting a permit revision. Additionally, the revisions granted the state the ability to allow extensions to testing, compliance or other dates in a permit. EPA did not receive any comments on the proposed approval.

What this means to you
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced approval of revisions to Arkansas’s clean air plan updating state regulations for air permits for factories, industrial boilers, and power plants that are newly built or recently modified. The updates allowed permittees the ability to implement alternative work plans that were not in their permit application and modify their facility without requesting a permit revision.

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