air permit Articles

  • How to Obtain an Air Pollution Construction Permit Infographic

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is more aggressively pursuing enforcement actions against industrial sources than ever before. This is a result of EPA desire to generate revenue, as well as reflecting the desires of current leadership. In this regulatory climate, it’s increasingly important for emission unit operators to understand enforcement risks and liabilities. ...

  • New Air Permitting Requirements Finalized for Class I Areas

    Issued in December 2000, the Federal Land Managers' Air Quality Related Values Work Group (FLAG) Phase I report set new visibility requirements and adjusted air dispersion modeling values, presenting new challenges for facilities near Class I areas. The report resulted from an interagency work group comprised of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Parks Service, and United States Department ...

  • Investigation of national IPPC permitting

    The task   AEA Energy & Environment* was contracted to conduct a study to determine how the European Commission’s ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • Air Quality Permitting for a New Coal-Fired Power Plant: A Timeline

    The high price of natural gas and alternative fuels has made utility companies take a second look at coal as a cheap, plentiful fuel source. For a greenfield plant considering coal, the environmental considerations are significant but not insurmountable. This article discusses the air quality regulations and permitting requirements that must be addressed, from New Source Review to greenhouse gas ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • `Arkansas Air Permitting Issues Update,` presented at the 2006 AEF conference

    Chuck’s On The Horizon Issues AERMOD Proper use of terrain andmet data NSR Reform Proposal Debottlenecking Aggregation Netting Dispersion Modeling Update On November 9, 2006, AERMOD willreplace ISC as the approved ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The Oxidizer Permit Protection Myth - White Paper

    It is often assumed an air pollution control permit is enough to maintain emission compliance. Unfortunately, that's not the case. EPA is more aggresssively pursuing air pollution control system failures creating millions of dollars in penalities and fines for organizations. Are you ...

  • Addressing New Source Permitting and Visibility Issues

    Within the past decade-- and especially in the past year-- several important developments have occurred, which affect new or proposed emission sources in virtually every region of the country. These developments include the availability of new, more accurate techniques for assessing air quality impacts, significant increases in the areas subject to assessments of pollutant impacts on Class I, ...


    By AECOM

  • Not So Fast - Getting That Air Permit Won`t Be As Easy As You Think

    Most of the air regulations promulgated by U.S. EPA are developed and implemented to achieve compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  The NAAQS represent ambient air concentration levels that are established by U.S. EPA to ensure that the general public and sensitive subgroups of the general public are not adversely affected by air pollution.  The various ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • New permitting requirements for sources in Indian country

    In a June 10, 2011 signed rule (published in the Federal Register (FR) on July 1, 2011) , EPA finalized a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for “Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country.” The rules, originally proposed by EPA on August 21, 2006, establish a minor New Source Review (NSR) program (minor preconstruction permits) and a major nonattainment NSR program for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • EPA shifts PM2.5 PSD permitting policies

    On August 12, 2009, EPA created a significant stir in the regulated community when it issued an order that signals a significant shift in how the agency intends particulate matter with a diameter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) emissions to be regulated under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The order specifically applied to petitions filed by environmental groups ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • `Air Permitting for a New Coal-Fired Power Plant,` published in Power magazine, November

    Prevention Of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Construction of any new source, including a greenfield power plant, is subject to New Source Review (NSR). If the source is located in an attainment area, it will also trigger Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting, as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) for major stationary sources of air pollution in attainment areas. A major ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • EPA Issues Final Tailoring GHG Permitting Rule

    EPA estimates that Title V permits would be required for over six million sources not now subject to the program. On June 3, 2010, EPA issued a final rule addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This controversial rule set thresholds for GHG emissions that define when permits under the New Source Review Prevention of Significant ...


    By Acta Group

  • The tailoring of greenhouse gases to the clean air act – challenges for PSD and title v permitting ahead?

    In anticipation of the promulgation of Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, EPA published the proposed PSD and Title V GHG Tailoring Rule. The proposed GHG Tailoring Rule was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2009 and has a 60-day public comment period; thus comments are due by December 28, 2009. The proposed GHG Tailoring Rule attempts to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Evolution of marketable permits: the US experience with sulphur dioxide allowance trading

    The Sulfur Dioxide Allowance Programme, created under Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, is the first national market-based approach to environmental management employed in the United States and represents a radical departure from both the traditional regulatory approach to environmental policy and from previous emissions trading efforts. This paper reviews the goals of the SO2 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Source Permitting and Visibility: Strategies for Developers of New Emissions Sources

    Several recent developments have occurred which affect thousands of new or proposed emission sources in virtually every region of the country. These developments include the availability of new, more accurate techniques for assessing air quality impacts, and the increasing influence of Federal Land Managers (FLMs). Proposed facilities that are major emissions sources subject to Prevention of ...


    By AECOM

  • Federal PSD/Title V Stationary Source Permitting Exclusion of Nonroad Engines

    The PSD and Title V programs derive their applicability based on the aggregate air emissions from on-site equipment at each facility. Many railyards operate small combustion equipment such as gasoline-powered welders, compressors, and generators. These units may qualify as nonroad engines. Air emissions from nonroad engines need not be included in a facility’s aggregate air emissions when ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Air stripper protection

    Project profile: Arizona chemicals, wastewater from chemical plant DATA: End User: Arizona Chemicals, Water Treatment Plant Location: Panama City, FL Commissioned: August 22, 2005 Units: (1) FDB-12P HDBF installed between Flow Rate: the IGF and the Air ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Pollution Prevention Solutions During Permitting, Inspection and Enforcement Activities

    Executive Summary In 1995, the nation’s largest industrial users of toxic chemicals released 2.2 billion pounds of toxic chemicals into the environment (U.S. EPA, 1995 Toxic Release Inventory) and spent billions of dollars managing pollution control technology systems to prevent that number from being higher. If one were to add in the purchase price of the raw materials that eventually escaped ...

  • Legal lookout: EPA issues final “tailoring” GHG permitting rule

    EPA estimates that Title V permits would be required for over six million sources not now subject to the program. On June 3, 2010, EPA issued a final rule addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This controversial rule set thresholds for GHG emissions that define when permits under the New Source Review Prevention of Significant ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) air permitting: overcoming obstacles, maximizing flexibility, presented at EUEC 2010

    Agenda 1.IGCC Process Overview Gasification system options and process flow diagram Process area and plant-wide air emissions summary 2.Gasification Block Sources Emission points and operating scenarios (OS) Short-term and annual emissions summary 3.Permitting and Compliance Strategies ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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