New EPA Guidance and Enforcement on Regional Haze State Implementation Plans

Impact on Manufacturers of Meaningful Reductions in Visibility-Impairing Pollutants

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, November 5, 2021

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE course will guide environmental attorneys on how state implementation plans (SIPs) in various states are beginning to take shape, the Biden administration's new guidance and likely approach to control requirements, and how companies can meet the requirements or seek compliance exceptions.


SIPs are developed and used to implement a number of Clean Air Act programs, including the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, interstate transport, and permitting programs. They are also the primary mechanism though which states and EPA address the requirements of the Act’s visibility provisions, including the regional haze program.

The regional haze program is intended to address visibility impairment in protected national parks and wilderness areas caused by manmade air pollution. The Clean Air Act sets a national goal of achieving natural visibility conditions in these areas, and it tasks states with developing the plans to achieve that goal by making “reasonable progress.” States are charged with weighing the statute’s four reasonable progress factors to decide which sources should be subject to various emission control measures.

Listen as our expert panel addresses the Biden administration's new guidance on regional haze, the increased scrutiny and enforcement of SIPs, and how the industry can meet those standards or acquire permits that provide compliance exceptions.



  1. New EPA guidance
  2. SIPs
  3. Implementation
  4. Nonattainment areas
  5. Best practices


The panel will address these and other relevant topics:

  • What lessons can be learned from the first ten-year implementation period?
  • What types of industry are likely to be affected?
  • What are successful strategies for getting through the SIP process?


Poffenberger, Clara
Clara Poffenberger

Environmental Attorney
Clara Poffenberger Environmental Law and Policy

Ms. Poffenberger's experience of over 30 years is primarily with the Clean Air Act and air pollution laws of...  |  Read More

Flynn, Aaron
Aaron M. Flynn


Mr. Flynn represents utilities, national trade associations, oil and gas companies, and manufacturers in major...  |  Read More

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