Under the Clean Air Act, any planned facility that could raise air pollution in a county that fails to comply with air quality standards must get what's called a "Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality permit" (PSD) under the sometimes controversial New Source Review process.
What does NSR stand for?
NSR stands for New Source Review (air quality permit program of federal Clean Air Act for nonattainment pollutant)
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We have 155 other meanings of NSR in our Acronym Attic
- Near Surface Repository
- Neck Support Ring (Bottling Industry)
- Negative Scrub Radius (vehicle steering)
- Nemecká Spolková Republika (Czech: West Germany)
- Net Smelter Royalty (mining)
- Network Storage Resource
- Neutral Site Region
- Neutron Source Reactor
- New Silk Road
- New Source Requirement
- New Special Recovery
- Newcastle Student Radio (UK)
- NISN Service Request
- No Shipping Required
- No Sign of Recurrence (oncology)
- No Specific Response
- No Staff Responsibility
- No Stolen Report (used by police departments in radio communications regarding a vehicle)
- Noise to Signal Ratio
- Nominal Slow Rate (US NASA)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Since 2005, EPA has been focusing on improving compliance with the new source review provisions of the Clean Air Act among industries that have the potential to cause significant amounts of air pollution, including the cement manufacturing industry.
Alabama Power maintained that New Source Review permits are required only for construction projects that increase emissions.
The New Source Review provision was seldom used until the 1990s when the Clinton administration and Northeastern states began suing power companies that had upgraded facilities without making the required anti-pollution improvements.
New Source Review requires the installation of state-of-the-art pollution-control equipment whenever an air-polluting plant is built or when a "major modification" is made on an existing plant.
The thresholds for the New Source Review and Title V permitting programs would remain at current levels, which vary from 10 to 100 tons per year depending on the area in which the facility is located.
New Source Review requires facilities to follow the requirements of the Clean Air Act only when they expand, and not for projects that are considered routine maintenance.
New Source Review has a simple, appealing conceit--old, dirty power plants should eventually be forced to clean up and incorporate state-of-the-art pollution controls if they made modifications that would significantly increase emissions.