40 CFR 57.603 - Criteria for approval.
The approvability of any proposed research and development program shall be judged primarily according to the following criteria:
(a) The likelihood that the project will result in the use of more effective means of emission limitation by the smelter within a reasonable period of time and that the technology can be implemented at the smelter in question, should the smelter be placed on a SIP compliance schedule at some future date when adequately demonstrated technology is reasonably available;
(b) Whether the proposed funding and staffing of the project appear adequate for its successful completion;
(c) Whether the proposed level of funding for the project is consistent with the research and development expenditure levels for pollution control found in other industries;
(d) The potential that the project may yield industrywide pollution control benefits;
(e) Whether the project may also improve control of other pollutants of both occupational and environmental significance;
(f) The potential effects of the project on energy conservation; and
(g) Other non-air quality health and environmental considerations.