Talk:Trimble County Generating Station 2

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I have rewritten the section on the air permitting process and added several tags for where references are required. However, there are several acronyms that I am unfamiliar with which should be spelt out in full where they are first used (and, if a SourceWatch article exists on the term, linked to). These are:

  • bBr
  • MACT
  • HAP

It would also be helpful if there was a CoalSwarm article on Best Achievable Control Technologies and what this means (or, if a good Wikipedia article on this exists, a link to this).--Bob Burton 17:03, 8 June 2009 (EDT)

Added material. Apologies, us that write permits don't always remember to explain our "terms of industry". Its irksome when done in an article, its unacceptable when we put it in a permit document. MACT is Maximum achieveable Control Technology, and it is the requirements under 40 CFR 63 for controls that equal the best in useage. HAP is Hazardous Air Polluant and refers to the 189 substances identified by Congress regulated under 40 CFR 63. A source like Trimble 2 is required to install MACT if emissions of HAPs exceed 10 tons of an individual HAP or 25 tons of combined HAPS. Without complaining too much, programs in 40 CFR 63 are biased to tons emitted.

bBr is my own term and refers to "bad Bushie regulation". The last eight years almost everyone of the Bush administrations regulations have been overturned by the courts, even some of the ones like CAIR that were appropriate environmental tools to protect aspects of air quality. I ponder if anyone that would draft bBr regulations lacks the intellectual capacity to promulgate a legal regulation. For example the Clean Air Mercury regulation was so obviously not properly promulgated it had no chance to survive a court challenge, thus it leads to the confusion seen in this permit over the mercury limits.