September 10, 2010: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold a public hearing on its proposed federal implementation plan for greenhouse gas permitting on Sempember 14th, 2010 in Washington DC. The federal plan would allow EPA to issue permits for large Green House Gas (GHG) emitters located in states unable to address these emissions under their Clean Air Act permitting program. This would be a [ReviewAZON asin="1597261165" display="inlinepost"]temporary measure that is in place until the state can revise its own plan and resume responsibility for permitting. Greenhouse gases are gases in an atmosphere that absorb and emit radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect. The burning of fossil fuels has substantially increased the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and many believe CO2 to be the main cause of global warming..
The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 6:00 p.m. EDT time, or later if necessary, at the following location:
- WHO: EPA officials
- WHAT: Public hearing
- WHEN: September 14, 2010
- WHERE: EPA Ariel Rios East Building, Room 1153, 1301 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
The public may register on the day of the hearing, and will be worked into openings in the schedule of speakers. EPA also will accept written comments on the proposed standards until October 14, 2010.
More information and instructions for submitting written comments: http://epa.gov/nsr/actions.html#aug10