Rule for Common-Control Determinations in Air Permitting Rejected

July 7, 2017
Michael Dillon
The Legal Intelligencer

On June 2, the Commonwealth Court weighed in on the long-simmering national debate surrounding questions of when two or more facilities must be regulated as a single source under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) and state air pollution control statutes.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies have sought to aggregate facilities where certain factors support a finding that the facilities are operationally related, and especially where the level of emissions from the combined source would trigger heightened regulatory or permitting requirements.  

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