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Webinar: Evaluating SSM Emissions to Meet Changing Regulatory Requirements

by Trinity Consultants  (May 17, 2015)

In September 2014, EPA expanded its proposal on SSM emissions to eliminate all Affirmative Defense from SIPs for any CAA violation including malfunctions. If approved as proposed, impacted states must revise their SIPs to eliminate automatic and discretionary exemptions. State agencies may elect instead to design SIPs with narrowly tailored ...

Latest emission control technology could eradicate harmful air pollution hotspots

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Apr. 30, 2015)

Switching to the best available emission control technologies could eliminate 99% of particulate matter pollution ‘hotspots’, a new study suggests. The researchers reached this conclusion by expanding the local-scale capabilities of an existing computer model that estimates the effects of air pollution policies and control measures. ...

Parents of Newborns in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental to Ensure Healthy Indoor Air Quality

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Apr. 13, 2015)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 43,000 babies are born in Puerto Rico each year.  For the parents of these newborns, one of the primary tasks they need to accomplish before the birth of their child is getting the nursery ready for the new edition to the family.    As moms and dads shop ...

U.S. Settles with Marathon Petroleum Corporation to Cut Harmful Air Emissions at Facilities in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 19, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Marathon Petroleum Corporation today that resolves various alleged Clean Air Act violations at 10 Marathon facilities and requires Marathon to take steps to reduce harmful air pollution emissions at facilities in three states. EPA ...

New Study Links Nursing Home Residents’ Lung Health to their Indoor Air Quality

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Apr. 1, 2015)

In March, the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) published a study that examined how poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can impact the lung health of elderly nursing home residents.  The EU funded project looked at 600 residents over the age of 65 in 50 different nursing homes.  The nursing homes were located in seven countries.   ...

AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

by Quantitech Ltd  (Mar. 12, 2015)

AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and ...

Puerto Rico’s Air Quality Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants to Help those Suffering from COPD

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 24, 2015)

In Puerto Rico, over 3% of the population suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD. That amounts to close to 110,000 residents who are afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems.   COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and in some cases asthma.  The ...

Exemplary Clean Air and Climate Initiatives Win EPA Honors

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 20, 2015)

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring seven projects for their work on clean air and climate initiatives, including investment in alternative fuel vehicle fleets, business partnerships to reduce pollutants, and air quality education and outreach. The 2015 Clean Air Excellence Award recognizes innovative state, ...

Soilworks Continues Its Support of the Environment with its Patented Line of Eco-Friendly Dust Control Products

by Soilworks, LLC - Soil Stabilization & Dust Control Materials  (Apr. 22, 2015)

With Earth Day on April 22, Soilworks’ environmentally-friendly products continue to be used by professionals in the construction, mining, military and energy sectors to preserve air quality, save energy, limit use of natural resources and lower costs of completing various dust control projects. Soilworks,  ...

Noble Energy Inc. agrees to make system upgrades and fund projects to reduce air pollution in Colorado

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 22, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Houston-based Noble Energy, Inc. resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations stemming from the company’s oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, north of Denver, Colorado. The ...

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