Tag: SIP


EPA Proposes to Approve RACM Determination for PM2.5 in the Louisville Area

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ) on August 9, 2016, that addresses reasonably available control measures (RACM) for the Kentucky portion of the Louisville, KY–IN, nonattainment area for the 1997 Annual fine […]


Proposed Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update: Impacts to Kentucky

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed tougher new limits on air emissions from coal-fired electrical generating units (EGUs) in nearly two dozen states that emit air pollution downwind to neighboring states along interstate border regions. On November 16, 2015, the EPA proposed an update to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for the 2008 ozone […]


Start Ups, Shut Downs and Upsets

On June 12, 2015, EPA published a final rule (80 Fed. Reg. 33839) concluding that the State Implementation Plan (SIP) of many states, including Kentucky, is deficient due to their defenses for excess emissions during startup, shutdown, and malfunction.  The rule, entitled “State Implementation Plans: Response to Petition for Rulemaking; Restatement and Update of EPA’s […]


EPA Approves Jefferson County's Portion of the SIP for Startups and Shutdowns

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve part of a revision to the Kentucky State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (KDAQ), on March 22, 2011. The proposed revision was submitted by KDAQ on behalf of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution […]