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Grady Moore Discusses North Carolina’s Exemption Request From EPA SSM Policy (1) With Bloomberg Environment

Grady Moore, chair of Balch’s Environmental & Natural Resources Practice, was quoted in Bloomberg Environment on June 11, 2019, on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National SSM Policy (1) related to air emissions. Grady recently served as a presenter at the American Bar Association Environment, Energy & Resources Section Conference where he discussed the ongoing discussions about how to provide power plants with “regulatory relief” during the hours their facilities are in startup or experience a malfunction. To date, North Carolina is the second state behind Texas for which an EPA region is requesting to deviate from a 2015 EPA national policy. Currently facilities can face enforcement action for emissions during SSM periods.   

Grady’s clients include large and small power companies, as well as industrial, chemical, and manufacturing companies. He focuses on Clean Air Act (CAA) rulemaking, permitting, and compliance issues for the energy, wood products, chemical, and manufacturing industries. Grady litigates Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agency rulemaking and enforcement actions and provides permitting and compliance advice to clients' complex air regulatory issues including Title V, New Source Review, New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) modeling and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT).