Environmental Protection Agency: Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Non-Attainment New Source Review (NSR): Equipment Replacement Provision of the Routine Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Exclusion, GAO-04-251R,B-293154, November 7, 2003
B-293154, Nov 7, 2003
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It was published in the Federal Register as a final rule on October 27. The rule provides a category of equipment replacement activities that are not subject to Major New Source Review requirements under the routine maintenance. Enclosed is our assessment of the EPA's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is Robert Robinson. EPA notes that it is difficult to quantify the costs and benefits because the equipment replacement approach is being made available as an option that sources may exercise at their discretion.