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New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

What are New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)?


New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) are federal standards adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate air emissions by many types of industrial facilities. They can be found in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60. Once a year, the Colorado Air Quality Commission adopts by reference any new or revised New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for implementation at the state level.

 

All industries subject to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) must meet certain general requirements, such as monitoring and record keeping. In addition, certain specific requirements apply to each type of industry subject to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Each New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) defines the facilities subject to it and prescribes emission limits for specified pollutants, compliance requirements, monitoring requirements, and test methods and procedures. Air emission permits issued by the State typically reference New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) requirements where applicable to the source.