air emissions rule Articles

  • Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

    Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the emissions standards in the final rule are less stringent than what the agency had proposed in 2009, the cement industry said the cost to operate the required controls ...


    By Ohio Lumex

  • Air Outlook 2005: New Proposed and Potential Rules

    Throughout the chemical process industries (CPI), many companies have found that traditional methods of complying with environmental requirements—in particular calculating emissions and managing recordkeeping, and reporting—have become unacceptably time consuming. The compliance demonstration challenges are compounded when a company has multiple facilities for which to track and warehouse ...

  • The Emissions Trifecta: Combining Title V, Air Emissions and GHG Reporting

    With greenhouse gas (GHG) and other pollutants meeting increased scrutiny worldwide, governmental agencies have put multiple regulations and environmental programs in place to tackle this growing problem. But effectively tracking and managing data for Title V, an air emissions inventory and the EPA’s new mandatory GHG reporting rule can prove to be overwhelming for companies, consuming ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Final CISWI rule

    On March 21, 2011, in parallel with publication of the Boiler National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rules and the Non-Hazardous Secondary Material (NHSM) rule, EPA promulgated the final updates to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Existing CISWI Units, collectively referred to as the “2011 CISWI Rules.”1 The 2011 ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • GHG Reporting Rule

    G 6.1 | Requirements and Developments in Environmental and Carbon Reporting and Disclosure John Fillo | Senior Engineer, Sentech, ...

  • Return of the clean air interstate rule—The court does CAIR

    In summer 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a dramatic decision to vacate the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) in its entirety (North Carolina v. EPA, No. 05-1244, D.C. Cir., July 11, 2008). Following a petition for rehearing, it seems the previous vacatur was just a temporary detour, as the Court reinstated CAIR on December 22, 2008. The reinstatement appears to turn ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Rule Changes for the Natural Gas Industry - Air Pollution Abatement Technology

    Changes were published in the 2012 and affect oil and natural oil and natural gas processing; Federal Register on August 16, gas exploration & production; natural gas transmission. Last year EPA finalzed regulations that affect the oil and natural gas industries in a variety of areas. These rules cover the following industry sectors: oil and natural gas exploration and production; oil and ...

  • New air quality rules challenge oil & natural gas industry

    EPA Administrator signed a suite of proposed new air regulations affecting both the Production/Processing and Transmission/Storage sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The proposed rules mandate the use of emission controls as well as work practices through two different air regulatory programs – New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • CSAPR - The new transport rule

    The core of the new Transport Rule was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 48208), approximately one year after the main rule proposal (75 FR 45210) (covered in the Fall 2010 Environmental Quarterly, Federal Transport Rule — the “New CAIR” Round 1). The new rule is known by two names. In press releases and on the EPA website, the rule is referred to as the Cross-State Air ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Develop a `real-time` air emissions monitoring strategy for your facility

    To improve air quality, states and localities are requiring more intense 24/7 monitoring of listed air pollutants from hydrocarbon processing facilities. Affected facilities must develop reliable and accurate environmental data management systems for reporting purposes. In this case history, the BP Texas City site (a refinery and chemicals plant) successfully implemented a real-time environmental ...


    By Wood Group Mustang, Inc.

  • EPA mercury rules: Keeping the lights on while removing toxics from our air

    Next week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize new rules to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions that will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will new EPA ...

  • Federal GHG reporting rule proposed

    On March 10, 2009, EPA proposed federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements as authorized by the FY08 Omnibus Appropriations Act (H.R. 2794; Public Law 110-161), signed Dec. 26, 2007. EPA developed the rule to collect comprehensive GHG emissions data that can be used to inform EPA and government agencies for future policy decisions. EPA’s rulemaking approach used screening criteria ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • EPA issues final rules for boilers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that more than 200,000 boilers, process heaters and incinerators will be impacted by a set of Clean Air Act regulations issued on February 21, 2011. Since EPA first proposed the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Emission Testing and Monitoring

    Presented in Track B4: EMISSION TESTING & MONITORING at EUEC 2011, January 31 Phoenix, Arizona B4.1  | Update on PM2.5 and Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions Measurement Methods Larry Hottenstein |  Partner, Environmental Resources Management Following the promulgation of the PM2.5 ...

  • EPA proposes new greenhouse gas emission standard under the Clean Air Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently proposed a new GHG emissions program designed to further regulate the amount of greenhouse gas produced in the US. The proposed Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule would require large facilities to obtain operating permits for their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Large facilities are defined as ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • EPA proposes updates to CISWI rules

    On June 4, 2010, the U.S. EPA proposed updates to the Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (NSPS) for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (NSPS Subpart CCCC) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Existing CISWI Units (EG Subpart DDDD), collectively referred to as the "CISWI Rules." In order to describe the proposed updates to the CISWI Rules, it is necessary ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • New boiler MACT and affiliated rules proposed

    EPA proposed three related rules (with final rules expected by December 16, 2010), intended to reduce the emission of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters as well as commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators. Simultaneously, it also proposed a definition of solid waste that could potentially affect some units currently ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Clearing the Air: Reducing upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Natural Gas Systems

    Key findings: 1) Fugitive methane emissions from natural gas systems represent a significant source of global warming pollution in the U.S. Reductions in methane emissions are urgently needed as part of the broader effort to slow the rate of global temperature rise. 2) Cutting methane leakage rates from natural gas systems to less than 1 percent of total production would ensure that the climate ...

  • Issue highlight: Air Effluent Control RotaBed Scrubber: One way to meet Cluster Rules in the bleach plant case study

    The so-called Cluster Rule promulgated by the US EPA at the end of 1997 seeks to legislate control of both air and water emissions under one, all-encompassing regulation. With proper design and application, Cluster Rule requirements can be met easily and economically on modern kraft bleaching sequences using fluidized bed gas scrubbing technology such as the Rotabed, a product of Bionomic ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

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