By Andrew H. Perellis and Craig B. Simonsen

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has just signed a proposed rule to update the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for petroleum refineries to “protect neighborhoods located near refineries.”

According to the Administrator, “this proposal will help us accomplish our goal of making a visible difference in the health

By Jeryl L. Olson

On January 9, 2011 U.S. EPA (EPA) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule for revisions to air testing methods and procedures specified under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations, the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS). 77 FR 1130 (January