air pollution permit Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Case study - Plastic components painting

    Overview A plastic injection molding company in Wisconsin is known as a world-class leader in the industry for their secondary decorating and assembly capabilities. One of their eleven facilities not only performs plastic injection molding but also provides the organization with decorating capabilities such as painting, laser etching, laser marking, pad printing and assembly of ...

  • Optimal restrictions on vehicle use for urban sustainability for Mexico City

    This paper describes and develops the conditions that make the demand side policy of vehicle use restrictions part of a cost-effective set of environmental control policies. Mexico City's experience with vehicle use restrictions is described and its failure analysed. It is argued that Mexico City took a step in the right direction, but failed to make the restrictions flexible, thereby making the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Market solutions for sustainable cities

    Sustainable development has become a globally accepted policy objective. It is, however, increasingly recognised that the implementation of sustainability strategies has to take place at a decentralised level. This has also provoked the idea of urban sustainability. This paper aims to offer a refreshing contribution by making a plea for market solutions for urban sustainability problems. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sunoco`S Ecat system uses ESS software to drive title V compliance accountability and efficiency

    'Managing compliance is a part of everybody's job,' said Patti Johnston, Sunoco's Manager of Health, Environment, Safety and Medical Systems. 'It's simply a requirement of doing business.' Johnston is the project manager for eCAT – the electronic Compliance Assurance Tool that's helping Sunoco stay on track with Title V compliance. The software that powers Sunoco's eCAT system is Essential ...


    By IHS Markit

  • US EPA Announces Final Water Quality Trading Policy

    On January 13, 2003, US EPA released its new National Water Quality Trading Program. This policy calls on states to develop programs for trading water pollution reduction credits, much as has been done with air pollutants for several years. This approach is consistent with the Bush Administration's preference for market-based solutions to environmental issues. Trading is likely to be helpful in ...


    By AECOM

  • 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

  • NSR Litigation and Reform: An Introduction to the Topic

    Untitled Document The New Source Review (NSR) rule has recently been the subject of considerable judicial, regulatory, and media ...

  • VOC control efficiency compliance test case study

    Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Skyworks) selected CK to perform a compliance emissions testing program to determine the control efficiency of a new Roto-Concentrator followed by a thermal oxidizer (RC/TOx) used to control volatile organic compounds/hazardous air pollutants (VOC/HAP) from multiple manufacturing processes. A facility air permit condition required compliance testing of the subject RC/TOx ...


    By CK Environmental, Inc.

  • The Progression of Remediation

    Environmental remediation involves the cleanup of contaminated ground water and/or soils impacted by a variety of contaminates. The predominate contaminates over the years have been petroleum hydrocarbons from leaking underground storage tanks and surface spills, as well as solvents and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from industrial processes. Today, the most effective, practical, and ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • The US Clean Air Act: Improving air quality and tracking greenhouse gas emissions?

    The US Clean Air Act is a federal law designed to reduce air pollution in order to improve the nation’s overall air quality. The intent of the federal law is to identify and reduce harmful substances that weaken the stratospheric ozone layer and continue to contribute to global climate change.Many of these pollutants, refrigerant gases, or Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) can be found within companies, ...


    By Accruent

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • The Gasmet story from an academic idea to a global business

    In this article, Dr Petri Jaakkola, founder and Chairman of Gasmet Technologies Oy explains how an idea shared by a group of researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland, during the early 1970s, developed into one of the world’s leading gas monitoring instrumentation manufacturers. Early history – technology development At first, the Finnish researchers understood ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • The Benefits of an Integrated Air and Water Pollution Control Partner

    Although there has been substantial progress during the past several decades in reducing pollution, the EPA, other federal agencies and local governments continue to add and revise requirements and standards, making compliance a challenge for the industrial sector. These companies also face increasing public pressure not just to meet but to exceed pollution control standards, as studies continue ...

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