Tailoring Rule

From Global Energy Monitor

The Tailoring Rule requires that facilities that must already obtain New Source Review permits for other pollutants will be required to include greenhouse gases in their permits if they increase their emissions of the gases by at least 75,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. The rule was issued on May 13, 2010.[1]

Between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2013, EPA estimates about 550 sources will need to obtain operating permits for the first time due to their greenhouse gas emissions, mostly solid waste landfills and industrial manufacturers. About 900 new facilities and modifications per year will trigger New Source Review permitting requirements based on greenhouse gas emissions. New and upgraded facilities that are subject to the requirements will be required to install the "best available control technology" to control their greenhouse gas emissions.[1]


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