MARAMA sponsored EPA Region III and OECA’s Clean Air Act Lessons Learned Workshop on June 9-11, 2009 in Philadelphia, PA.

Workshop Overview:

The workshop addressed how enforcement and permitting programs can work together to ensure that environmental results of enforcement actions are achieved. This workshop was not an introduction to NSR and is meant for staff with more than just a basic knowledge of NSR.

This course was developed by EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance to help permit writers prepare permit conditions that are enforceable.  There were real-world examples provided from OECA’s major NSR enforcement cases as well as local examples provided by MARAMA agencies that illustrated the best practices in making permit conditions enforceable.

DISCLAIMER: The documents provided below are for informational purposes only. The documents are not intended, nor can they be relied on, to create any rights enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States.

EPA’s Enforcement and Permitting Resource List is available for download (MSWord® file). This list provides a summary of where to find different EPA Policies with hyperlinks.

All presentations in PDF format.

Final agenda

Overview of Pre-2002 Regulations
Pat Foley, EPA

Enforcement and Permits Coordination
Ed Messina, EPA

Enforcement and Permits Coordination – State Perspective
Karen Irons, MDE

Delaware Enforcement Case History – Lessons Learned from a Refinery Order
Paul Foster, DNREC

Ed Messina, EPA

Elements of an enforceable Permit and Post-Case Permiting of NSR Settlement
Pat Foley, EPA/Ed Messina, EPA

Mirant Case History
Jerome Brooks, VA DEQ

NSR Enforcement and Permiting Priorities
Ed Messina, EPA

NSR Case Development: Tools and Techniques
Pat Foley, EPA

Philadelphia Case History – SUNOCO
Doug White, PA DEP

SUNOCO Inc. Consent Decree — Philadelphia Issues
Ed Wiener, Philadelphia AMS