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BACT – means Best Available Control Technology. An
emission limitation based on the maximum degree of emission
reduction (considering energy, environmental, and economic
impacts) achievable through application of production processes
and available methods, systems, and techniques. BACT does not
permit emissions in excess of those allowed under any applicable
Clean Air Act provisions. Use of the BACT concept is allowable
on a case-by-case basis for major new or modified emissions
sources in attainment areas and applies to each regulated pollutant.
BART – means Best Available Retrofit Technology. Under
the NAAQS, the USEPA requires states to make a BART analysis to predict
the effect of forcing all plants to install scrubbers. States
must then either carry out the forced scrubbing program, or
create a state cap and trade system.
Biogenic Sources – Biogenic emissions are produced by living
organismS or biological processes. This biogenic inventory
includes emissions from plant matter as well as humans, domestic
animals, and wild animals.
BPU – means Board of Public Utilities. The Board of
Public Utilities is a regulatory authority with a statutory
mandate to ensure safe, adequate, and proper utility services
at reasonable rates for customers in New Jersey.