smog regulation Articles

  • Opinion: Environmental regulation in the 21st century

    INTRODUCTION I start with a statement of the obvious. The aim of environmental regulation is to produce measurable improvements in the environment. But how much environmental regulation expresses the desired environmental outcome? How much, on the other hand, sets out the regulatory process? Not enough of the former, too much of the latter. That unremarkable statement of aim is at the ...


  • Which sectors should be covered by emissions trading regulations?

    For the first time, the US Congress is debating climate change policy in a serious way. A number of bills have been introduced that would establish greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading programs as part of efforts to address climate change. In discussions on climate policy proposals, the stringency and timing of emissions reduction targets are often seen as determining program costs. Allocation ...

  • EPA Regulations Raise the Bar for Industrial Air Quality Testing

    Far-reaching environmental legislation continues to change the way Americans live, work, and run their businesses. For the past ...

  • New NSPS OOOOa Regulations Affecting Methane and VOC Emissions from the O&G Sector Finalized as of June 3, 2016

     The EPA has issued three final rules that will curb emissions of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air pollutants such as benzene from new, reconstructed and modified oil and gas sources, while providing greater certainty about Clean Air Act permitting requirements for the industry. The EPA’s amended and new regulations affecting methane (CH4) and VOC ...


    By AEREON

  • New NSPS OOOOa Regulations Affecting Methane and VOC Emissions from the O&G Sector Finalized as of June 3, 2016

    The EPA has issued three final rules that will curb emissions of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air pollutants such as benzene from new, reconstructed and modified oil and gas sources, while providing greater certainty about Clean Air Act permitting requirements for the industry. The EPA’s amended and new regulations affecting methane (CH4) and VOC ...


    By AEREON

  • Achieving Air Pollution Control With Catalytic Or Thermal Oxidizers

    As the full effect of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments passed by Congress in 1990 continue to impact today's industry, many manufacturing operations have become subject to stricter local, State and Federal clean air regulations. Both VOC (volatile organic compound) and HAP (hazardous air pollutant) emissions are strictly regulated since they lead to the formation of ground level ozone ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Achieving Air Pollution Control with Catalytic or Thermal Oxidizers

    As the full effect of 1990’s Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many manufacturing operations have become subject to stricter local, state and federal clean air regulations. Both VOC (volatile organic compound) and HAP (hazardous air pollutant) emissions are strictly regulated since they lead to the formation of ground-level ozone (or smog). The CAA ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Proper Monitoring Essential to Reducing ‘Fugitive Emissions` Under Leak Detection and Repair Programs

    The Clean Air Act requires refineries to develop and implement a Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program to control fugitive emissions. Fugitive emissions occur from valves, pumps, compressors, pressure relief valves, flanges, connectors and other piping components. Comparison monitoring conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Enforcement Investigation Center ...

  • 80-95% NOx Reduction SCR without the use of urea

    A new, patented catalyst developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory that can reliably and economically reduce between 95 percent and 100 percent of the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel fueled engines has been licensed to Integrated Fuel Technologies, Inc. (IFT), a Kirkland, Wash.-based start-up company. IFT plans to integrate the ...


  • Oil Refineries Fail to Report Millions of Pounds of Harmful Emissions

    Executive Summary This report summarizes the findings of an investigation by the minority staff of the House Government Reform Committee into fugitive emissions from oil refineries. The investigation was requested by Rep. Henry A. Waxman, the ranking member of the Committee on Government Reform. It finds that (1) oil refineries vastly underreport leaks from valves to federal and state regulators ...


  • Benchmarking air emissions of the 100 largest electric power producers in the US

    This report examines and compares the air pollutant emissions of the 100 largest power producers in the US based on 2006 plant ownership and emissions data. Table ES.1 lists the 100 largest power producers featured in this report ranked by their total electricity generation from fossil fuel, nuclear, and renewable energy facilities. These producers include public and private entities ...


    By Ceres

  • California`s Achievements in Mobile Source Emissions Control

    Untitled Document Since its formation in 1967, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has successfully launched numerous emissions reduction programs in the state. These ...

  • Interview: CNPC on China’s gas developments & environmental policies

    In this interview, conducted at Gastech, we had the pleasure of interviewing Shan Weiguo, Head of Gas Market Research at CNPC. We discussed China’s recent gas developments and its policies on lower emissions, energy security and the future of the country’s energy ...


    By dmg :: events

  • 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 Verisae

  • Big Clear Sky – A short history of the Clean Air Act

    Major advances over 50 years have led to cleaner air and groundbreaking technology. The detrimental impact of industrialization to air quality in the United States went unchecked through federal legislation for most of the first half of the 20th Century. But following the 1948 industrial catastrophe in Donora, Pennsylvania – where a cloud of smog killed 20 and injured thousands – regulation of ...

  • EPA clamping down on Ozone standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to again lower its ozone standard. This action reduces the amount of ozone that is allowed in the air we breathe and thus forces more industrial sources to further reduce their air pollution emissions. In this white paper we look at: What will happen when the new ozone standard is finalized; and Ways to deal ...

  • California Air Resources Board (CARB) places higher restrictions on air pollution

    As part of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) the Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved an early action measure to reduce high-global warming potential (GWP) greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions by establishing new legislation and defining requirements related to improved monitoring of AC/HVAC systems, enforcement of regulations, reporting of refrigerant usage, and recovery, ...


    By Verisae

  • Biomass energy outlook

    Over the last three or four weeks, my newsletter, Burning Bio News, has been oddly extreme. Timothy Searchinger, Princeton University, is churning out more antibiofuel hearsay. Dennis Avery, Hudson Institute, was in the news again putting a counter-spin on climate change. The U.S.EPA released its proposed rule for regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) that includes industrial facilities that emit ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Greenbelt Resources Selected to Manufacture First Commercial-scale, Vapor-capture System for EcoPAS

    Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, today announced that it was selected by EcoPAS, a California company, to manufacture its PAS (Passive Alcohol System) – a revolutionary pollution control device that captures and transforms gaseous ethanol emissions into quality spirit products.  The ...

  • IR will increase your share price

    First, forgive my provocative title for this blog. In an attempt to attract your attention I have condensed and oversimplified several important steps of logic! I spent the month of July traveling across Asia, a region that uses three times more resources than the rest of the world to create each unit of GDP. During this time I was struck by major policy shifts in China; the launch of the ...


    By Trucost Plc

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