EPA Meeting: Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act

Thursday, August 15, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing to provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the following proposed action.

On June 25, 2019, the EPA Administrator signed the proposed rulemaking “Reclassification of Major Sources as Area Sources Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act.” This rule would implement the clear language of the Clean Air Act that allows a “major source” of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to reclassify as an “area source” after acting to limit emissions. This proposal would also relieve reclassified facilities from regulatory requirements intended for much larger emitters. It would also encourage other sources to evaluate their operations and consider changes that would enable them to further reduce HAP emissions and reclassify. 

More information is available at this Federal Register notice and public comments can be viewed at Regulations.gov.