Denial of Petition for Reconsideration and Administrative Stay: “Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR): Project Emissions Accounting”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that it has responded to a petition for reconsideration and administrative stay of a final action under the Clean Air Act (CAA) published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2020, titled, ``Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR): Project Emissions Accounting,'' (``Project Emissions Accounting rule''). On January 22, 2021, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), the Sierra Club, and the Adirondack Council (``petitioners'') submitted a petition requesting that the EPA reconsider and stay the effective date of the Project Emissions Accounting rule. The EPA has denied this petition in a letter to the petitioners for the reasons that the EPA explains in that letter. The EPA is not taking action at this time on the petitioners' additional request to withdraw the memorandum titled ``Project Emissions Accounting Under the New Source Review Preconstruction Permitting Program'' (March 13, 2018) (``March 2018 Memorandum'').