DEC Adopts Emergency Rulemaking to Address EPA's Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule and Final PM-2.5 Requirements
On December 31, 2010, DEC announced the emergency adoption of revisions to the state regulation implementing the Clean Air Act's New Source Review (NSR) program.
The revisions conform to federal rules and include regulations for fine particulate matter (PM-2.5) and greenhouse gases as required by federal law. Failure to implement these revisions would have adverse impacts on public health and the general welfare of the state and requires the adoption of an emergency rule by DEC.
The EPA published its Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule in order to address impacts of greenhouse gases and subjected large stationary sources to regulation under the Clean Air Act beginning January 2, 2011. Smaller sources in New York will not be subject to the federal regulation of greenhouse gases beginning January 2, 2011. (DEC Press Release Dec. 31, 2010).