Griffith Commends EPA Clarification of New Source Review Permitting Process

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | Kevin Baird (202-225-3861)

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to clarify when a New Source Review (NSR) preconstruction permit is needed:

“I applaud the EPA for proposing to streamline the cumbersome New Source Review permitting process. This is a common-sense change that will allow upgrades to facilities while maintaining environmental protections.

“The EPA today took a valuable step, but it does not lessen the value of legislative action on broader NSR reform. My bill, H.R. 172, the New Source Review Permitting Improvement Act, would make that reform, and I continue to call for action on it.”

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