Connecticut New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air permits to construct and operate: 22a-174-3a Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): 22a-174-3a(l) RCSA

Applicability: 22a-174-3a(l)(1) RCSA

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.307

Definitions: 22a-174-1 RCSA

Permitting requirements: 22a-174-3a(l)(2) RCSA to 22a-174-3a(l)(4) RCSA and 22a-174-3a(l)(6) RCSA

Emission reduction credits (ERCs): 22a-174-3a(l)(5) RCSA

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): 22a-174-3a(k) RCSA

Applicability: 22a-174-3a(k)(1) RCSA

Permitting requirements: 22a-174-3a(k)(4) RCSA to 22a-174-3a(k)(8) RCSA

Signatory responsibilities: 22a-174-2a RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Air Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut requires a facility to apply for and obtain a construction permit before beginning construction of a new source or modifying an existing source. New major sources or modifications to existing major sources must comply with the applicable provisions of Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) depending on the attainment status of the area where the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted.

Connecticut currently has several counties that are in nonattainment with one or more of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The provisions of nonattainment NSR apply to new major sources or major modifications in those areas, while PSD requirements apply to attainment areas. Connecticut administers state implementation plan ...

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