Proposed Revisions to 40 CFR Parts 96 & 97
On February 12, 2002, EPA
issued proposed revisions to 40 CFR Parts 96 and 97
designed to address issues remanded by the District of
Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. EPA proposes to:
- Maintain the definition of cogeneration units
with minor revisions to make the definition
consistent in both Part 96 and Part 97.
- Remove portions of Alabama, Georgia, Michigan and
Missouri from the NOx SIP Call.
- Modify NOx control levels for
stationary internal combustion engines.
- Revise the state NOx emission budgets
based on implementing the three proposed
revisions listed above.
- Establish a compliance date of May 31, 2004 for
all affected units with the exception of units in
Georgia and Missouri. May 1, 2005 is the proposed
compliance date for affected units in Georgia and
- Delete Wisconsin from Part 96.
- Establish deadlines for States to submit revised
State Implementation Plans (SIPs).
In the discussion of postponing the compliance
deadline, EPA does not specifically address the
postponement of the monitoring system certification
deadline. RMB is inclined to believe that the
certification deadline will also be delayed one year
(i.e., May 1, 2004 for Georgia and Missouri and May 1,
2003 for the remainder of the affected units). Comments
concerning EPAs proposed rulemaking are due no
later than April 15, 2002. Should a public hearing be
requested, the meeting will be scheduled for March 15,
2002 in Washington, D.C. A copy of EPAs proposed
rulemaking is available in our FTP
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