On March 20, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed revisions to the reporting and recordkeeping requirements for its new source performance standards (NSPS). Specifically, the proposal would require affected facilities to submit certain air emissions data reports electronically through EPA’s Central Data Exchange and would allow affected facilities to maintain such reports electronically rather than in hardcopy. The reports addressed in the proposal include summary reports, excess emission reports, performance test reports, and performance evaluation reports.
EPA clarified that this proposal does not address the reporting and recordkeeping requirements for existing sources under NSPS emission guidelines, but that electronic reporting and recordkeeping will be addressed in the future when emission guidelines are opened for other revisions or when new emission guidelines are proposed.
EPA also proposes to delay the effective date of the final rule until 90 days after it is published in the Federal Register, in order to provide additional time for affected facilities to transition to electronic reporting. Comments on the proposal are due May 19, 2015.
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