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House Legislation Addresses New Source Review Permitting Reform.

A House Subcommittee recently examined draft legislation, being led by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia), which would remove barriers that have prevented manufacturers from investing in efficiency upgrades and installing modern pollution control equipment at their facilities. Manufacturers have struggled with the complex requirements of the New Source Review (NSR) program.

Specifically, the draft legislation reforms how the NSR program works with existing sources by clarifying which types of facility modifications require an owner to obtain a NSR permit and will provide more certainty to companies seeking to invest in and improve existing facilities. Importantly, the draft bill also includes provisions that make it easier for facility owners to carry out pollution control projects, and projects designed to improve, restore, or maintain the safety or reliability of a facility.

AFS supports this measure which streamlines air quality control regulations that are focused on the manufacturing sector. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to vote on the NSR reform bill in early summer.

For additional information, contact Stephanie Salmon, AFS Washington Office, 202/842-4864, ssalmon@afsinc.org.

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