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  • Golden Specialty, Inc. Announces New Offices in Illinois, Iowa, and Utah.

    Golden Specialty, Inc. Announces New Offices in Illinois, Iowa, and Utah.

    Golden Specialty, Inc., one of the nation’s leading industrial emissions testing firms, has opened regional offices in Salt Lake City, Cedar Rapids, and Decatur (IL).  The new locations join Golden’s corporate office in Houston, ...

  • Part 75 Update from Golden`s team

    Part 75 Update from Golden`s team

    Part 75 Conformance for Source Owners - What are EPA`s expectations for AETBs? We have reviewed 2012 EPA Part 75 test reports and discussed EPA`s electronic reporting and source tester requirements with Part 75 source owners. We conclude that many ...

  • Due Diligence for Documentation Provided by Stack Testers Relative to 40 CFR, Part 75-Affected Sources

    Due Diligence for Documentation Provided by Stack Testers Relative to 40 CFR, Part 75-Affected Sources

    Most large fossil fuel-fired boilers and combustion turbines used to generate electricity in the United States are required to monitor stack emissions in accordance with 40 CFR, Part 75 (Part 75).1 Stack emissions are commonly monitored directly by ...

  • More reasons not to store dust in your dust collector hopper

    More reasons not to store dust in your dust collector hopper

    One of the most common baghouse operation practices that we find when we send a dust collector technical advisor out to various facilities is that many plant unwisely use the hopper on their dust collector for storage of the collected dust. ...

  • EPA proposes changes to clean air act standards for boilers and incinerators

    EPA proposes changes to clean air act standards for boilers and incinerators

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing changes to Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain incinerators based on analysis, review and consideration of data and input from states, environmental groups, industry, lawmakers ...

  • Nitric Acid Plants: Proposed NSPS Revisions

    Nitric Acid Plants: Proposed NSPS Revisions

    PROPOSED REVISIONS TO NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (NSPS) FOR NITRIC ACID PLANTS On September 30, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to strengthen air pollution limits for nitric acid plants. Most nitric acid is ...

  • Condensable particulate matter - exceptions to the rule

    Condensable particulate matter - exceptions to the rule

    With the recent revisions to Method 202 for condensable particulate matter (CPM), the US EPA included an exception to the requirement to extract the CPM filter (the secondary filter that is located between the “warm” and ...

  • EPA admits error in proposed mercury MACT rule

    EPA admits error in proposed mercury MACT rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has acknowledged in a letter to non-profit power trade organization Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) that it made a conversion error in the way mercury emissions data was calculated to set limits for the ...

  • EPA revisions to method 301 validations

    EPA revisions to method 301 validations

    On May 10, 2011 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revised its field validation procedure known as Method 301. Method 301 is used when a source owner or operator proposes to use a new or alternative test method to meet an EPA compliance ...

  • Professional Credentials in Air Emissions Testing

    Professional Credentials in Air Emissions Testing

    From the LinkedIn Environmental Consulting Professionals Group: http://air-quality-testing.blogspot.com/2011/04/professional-credentials-in-air.html To take root, professional environmental credentials seem to need a combination of 1) narrow ...

  • Proposed EPA air toxics standards for PVC production

    Proposed EPA air toxics standards for PVC production

    On April 15, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to update emissions limits for air toxics from polyvinyl chloride production (PVC production). The proposal requires facilities that produce PVC to reduce emissions of ...

  • EPA Conference Call: Petroleum Refinery ICR-Related Testing

    EPA Conference Call: Petroleum Refinery ICR-Related Testing

    Call Notes, Courtesy of Golden Specialty, Inc. EPA OAQPS hosted a conference call on April 16, 2011 to address concerns from the refinery, testing and laboratory communities regarding emissions testing requirements in the Component 4 Test ...

  • The Golden Gazette #1 - Air Emissions Testing Newsletter

    The Golden Gazette #1 - Air Emissions Testing Newsletter

    The first quarter of 2011 has been a busy one for the air quality world, and is appropriately the time that we are launching our Testing Services newsletter. In this charter edition, we focus on the imminent Petroleum Refinery 114 program mandated ...

  • The Need for Accredited Air Emissions Testing Bodies

    The Need for Accredited Air Emissions Testing Bodies

    Effective January 2012, all source testing at sources regulated under 40CFR Part 75 must be performed by organizations complying with the ASTM D7036 standard, `Standard Practice for Competence of Air Emission Testing Bodies` (AETBs). Owners and ...

  • FTIR Emission Testing - Avoiding Common Traps

    FTIR Emission Testing - Avoiding Common Traps

    Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) technology is a powerful, versatile tool for air emissions testing, but involves a number of potential pitfalls. Obtaining high-quality, legally defensible data requires significant expertise and careful attention ...