Best Available Control Technology or BACT(Environment Law) Law and Legal Definition

Best Available Control Technology or BACT is a pollution control standard mandated by the United States Clean Air Act. BACT does not permit pollution in excess of those allowed under the provisions of the United States Air Act. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) determines the best technology to be used to control a specific pollutant to a specified limit by considering energy consumption, total source emission, regional environmental impact and economic costs. BACT is determined on a case by case basis for major, new or modified emission sources in attainment areas and applies to each regulated pollutant