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Air Pollution - Recently Proposed and Adopted Regulations & Policies

Proposed Rulemakings

Proposed Part 243 CSAPR NOx Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program, Part 244 CSAPR NOx Annual Trading Program, and Part 245 CSAPR SO2 Group 1 Trading Program

The Department is proposing to repeal and replace Part 243 CSAPR NOx Ozone Season Group 2 Trading Program, Part 244 CSAPR NOx Annual Trading Program, and Part 245 CSAPR SO2 Group 1 Trading Program. This set of regulations allows the Department to allocate Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) allowances for regulated entities in New York. In addition, attendant changes will be made to 6 NYCRR Part 200 General Provisions.

Proposed Part 251, CO2 Performance Standards for Major Electric Generating Facilities

Proposed amendments to 6 NYCRR Parts 251 and 200 to establish carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards for non-modified existing major electric generating facilities, while leaving unchanged the existing CO2 emission standards for new and modified major electric generating facilities, and update incorporated references to federal rules.

Proposed DAR-1: Guidelines for the Control of Toxic Ambient Air Contaminants Under Part 212

The Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to amend DAR-1: Guidelines for the Control of Toxic Ambient Air Contaminants Under Part 212, to update the policy which outlines the procedures for evaluating the emissions of criteria and non-criteria air contaminants from process operations in New York State.

Recent Adoptions

Adopted Part 232 Dry Cleaning Facilities - Effective date: March 10, 2018

The Department has repealed 6 NYCRR Part 232, Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaning Facilities, and replaced it with a new Part 232, entitled, Dry Cleaning Facilities, which will regulate facilities that operate alternative solvent and/or perchloroethylene (perc) dry cleaning equipment. The updated regulation will improve compliance, reduce emissions and bring New York's regulation up to date with current federal requirements.

Adopted Subpart 482-2 Operating Program Fees - Effective date: June 28, 2017

This regulation establishes the fee to be paid by all facilities that are subject to the requirements of Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act (Act).

Adopted Part 222 Distributed Generation Sources - Effective date: December 1, 2016

This regulation establishes NOx and PM emission limits for distributed generation sources that are not subject to Subpart 227-2 (NOx RACT rule).


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