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PE Volume 115 Issue 11
Owners and operators of electric power generating stations have waited more than four years to see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) revised version of the Clean Water Act §316(b) Phase II rule for cooling water intake structures at existing power plants.
The solar photovoltaic (PV) market is booming in the U.S. and worldwide, thanks to increasing support from local and federal governments.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and other evolving regulations including Utility MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) are already inducing many changes to the coal-fired power industry.
The more stringent Tier 4 emissions standards for non-road diesel engines adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in May 2004 are intended to significantly reduce (by about 90 percent) the emissions of non-road construction, agricultural, mining and industrial equipment that at the time accounted for nearly half of all diesel particulate matter and a quarter of all nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide.