IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 5, 2009
Mr. Thune (for himself and Mr. Schumer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the issuance of permits under title V of that Act for certain emissions from agricultural production.
Prohibition on permitting certain emissions from agricultural production
Section 502(f) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7661a(f)) is amended—
by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (3) as subparagraphs (A) through (C), respectively, and indenting the subparagraphs appropriately;
by striking the
subsection designation and heading and all that follows through
partial and inserting the following:
Partial permit programs
by adding at the end the following:
Certain emissions from agricultural production
No permit shall be issued under a permit program under this title for any carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, water vapor, or methane emissions resulting from biological processes associated with livestock production.