Title page for ETD etd-09052009-040712


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Astruc, Salud
URN etd-09052009-040712
Title A prevention of significant deterioration case study
Degree Master of Science
Department Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hughes, J. Martin Committee Chair
Boardman, Gregory D. Committee Member
Novak, John T. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Environmental monitoring
Date of Defense 1993-02-05
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

The PSD permitting of new sources has drawn increasing public and governmental opposition. Much of the opposition is due to heightened environmental awareness. The issues are further compounded by inherent obstacles resulting from the PSD regulations and guidelines. A chronological review of the process used by Old Dominion Electric Cooperative to obtain a PSD permit is presented to demonstrate the major PSD permitting issues facing new developers.

The issues include the appropriate methodology for Best Available Control Technology detennination, protocol to be used for air quality analysis, the best way to handle the Federal Land Manager's current concerns, and public participation.

The present case study is analyzed to develop suggestions that would improve the current PSD process without jeopardizing the integrity of the program. Additionally, recommendations are made for developers who may encounter similar obstacles.

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