EPA Drafts New Interpretation Of Preconstruction Permitting Regs FBA is making the industry aware of a draft for public com- ment on an interpretation by the U.S. Environmental Pro- tection Agency of Preconstruction Permitting Regulations. On March 25, 2020, the U.S. EPA issued a Draft for Public Review and Comment as a Memorandum to Re- gional Air Division Directors. An owner or an operator of a major stationary source must obtain an NSR permit before beginning actual construction on the facility. Current EPA policy considers almost every physical on-site construc- tion activity of a permanent nature, the beginning of actual construction. That effectively limits preparatory activities before receiving an NSR permit, including those whose purpose is to position the project for timely completion, like putting in foundations or utility infrastructure. Under the revised interpretation a source owner/op- erator may undertake physical on-site activities, prior to obtaining an NSR permit – including activities that may be costly, that may significantly alter the site, and/or are per- manent in nature – provided those activities do not con- stitute physical construction on an emissions unit. This is critical in states with shorter construction seasons which also have manufacturing jobs, as noted in comments re- sponding to the April 2017 Federal Register notice, Evalu- ation of Existing EPA Regulations. Visit epa.gov .
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