Friday, April 22, 2016

New DEP Air Quality Fee Proposal To Include Greenhouse Gas Emissions, If EPA Rule Upheld

The Department of Environmental Protection published a notice in the April 23 PA Bulletin announcing the next update to its Air Quality Program fees will include fees on greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide, if EPA’s Clean Power Climate Plan is upheld in court.
The notice also clarified that its existing Air Quality fees do not apply to carbon dioxide, hydrofluorocarbons, methane, nitrous oxide, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride.
DEP said this clarification was needed because EPA Clean Power Plan regulates greenhouse gas emissions under Section 111 of the federal Clean Air Act as a regulated pollutant.  Regulated pollutants would be subject to the Air Quality Program fees.
Click Here to read the entire notice.
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