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WASHINGTON (December 17, 2012) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today released the following statement regarding final reconsideration by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the Chemical Manufacturing Area Source (CMAS) rule:

"ACC is pleased that EPA's final reconsidered CMAS rule addresses many of the concerns that ACC raised in our petition for reconsideration, including providing some additional flexibility for inspections and certain operating scenarios. While we continue to believe that it is not necessary for certain synthetic minor sources to obtain Title V permits, given they already operate under protective state permits, we welcome EPA's clarification that the Title V permit should focus on the emission units regulated by the CMAS rule. Likewise, we are appreciative that EPA highlighted certain Title V provisions that could allow for greater operational flexibility needed for chemical manufacturing."


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