accredited air emissions testing body News

  • 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 operators of many regulated facilities are already requiring compliance (and accreditation) with the standard, in anticipation of the expansion of this ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Trinity receives accreditation to perform AB 32 GHG verification

    Trinity Consultants announces that it has been approved as an accredited verification body by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to perform verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting under the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). Under the regulation, affected organizations must measure, calculate, report, and verify their GHG emissions if they are in affected ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Air Pollution Damages from Plant’s Emissions Prompt Lawsuit

    Residents of Muscatine, Iowa have filed a lawsuit against Grain Processing Corp., which they allege emits so much pollution that homes, cars, and buildings across the city have been damaged. According to the Huffington Post, residents say that the plant, which makes corn-based products, spews toxic chemicals and particulate matter into the air that then travels for miles with the wind.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • SCS Global Services Earns Accreditation to Verify Carbon Offset Projects under California´s New Cap and Trade Program

     SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced that is has officially earned accreditation from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to provide verification services for carbon offset projects under the new Cap-and-Trade Program. SCS ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • UL Acquires Germany-Based eco-INSTITUT, Deepening Indoor Air Quality Expertise and Expanding Global Testing Services

    UL, a world leader in advancing safety, announced today the acquisition of eco-INSTITUT, a leading product emissions and chemical content testing provider based in Cologne, Germany. The combined expertise of eco-INSTITUT and UL uniquely positions UL as a full-service provider for clients looking to test and certify to any major North American and European product emissions standard. "UL is ...


    By UL LLC

  • California Plans to Cut VOC Emissions from Consumer Products

    LA Testing provides volatile organic compound (VOC) testing services to protect the environment, people and to help manufacturers reduce emissions. Recently the Air Resources Board (ARB) of the California Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to adopt regulations that will reduce air pollution from 11 categories of consumer products.  According to a news release from the ARB, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Finalizes Standards to Cut Emissions for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Production Facilities

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final standards for facilities that produce polyvinyl chloride and copolymers (PVC) with the aim of reducing harmful air emissions. According to the agency, facilities will be required to monitor emissions at certain points in the PVC production process to ensure that the standards are met.    One compound released during the manufacture ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • How to improve indoor air quality

    There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) ranging from thermal conditions and carbon dioxide concentrations to microbial, chemical and particulate contaminants. Health and productivity issues and awareness related to indoor air quality has been on the rise in recent years making the need to monitor IAQ that much more significant. Monitoring air quality conditions ...


  • Methane Levels in Air Lower Due to Leakage Control

    Despite an increase in methane-generating activities, such as drilling for fossil fuels, researchers have found that the amount of methane concentrations in the atmosphere have dropped over the past few decades, according to Climate Central. A team of atmospheric chemists have investigated and attribute this phenomenon to significantly diminished methane leakage from oil and gas wells. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • What will changes in emission legislation mean for the pollution monitoring industry?

    The current calm in the pollution monitoring industry belies the challenges ahead. Requirements for reducing the emissions of air pollution have been evolving since middle of the 20th century and are currently a complex medley of limits, targets and caps. Sources must not only comply with rigid emission limits but must also provide emissions data to a number of different agencies and bodies to ...

  • UL ECO-INSTITUT Approved as Testing Lab for Carpet Label GUT

     Leading product emissions and chemical content testing provider UL ECO-INSTITUT, part of UL Environment, announced today that it is approved as a pollutant and emission testing laboratory by the Association of Environmentally Friendly Carpets e. V. (GUT). For ...


    By UL LLC

  • Flooring contractors should test flooring for asbestos to avoid EPA fines

    This summer a flooring company from New England was involved with renovating a school in Montpelier, Vermont. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the company violated federal asbestos regulations when they removed a vinyl tile floor that contained asbestos. Now the company is facing a possible $32,500 fine per day for the alleged violations.According to the Clean Air Act ...


  • New International Product Emissions Regulations are Coming, Pushing Manufacturers To Develop and Verify Low-Emitting Products

    Increasingly, indoor air quality (IAQ) is shooting to the top of the list of environmental concerns. Internationally, environmental agencies, government bodies and privately-held companies championing good IAQ are releasing programs to help ensure that products sold around the world support healthy indoor environments. ...


  • Additional Vapor Intrusion Tests Conducted Near BNSF Rail Yard

    Last month, KAJ18 in Kalispell, Montana reported that the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) was again testing buildings near a rail yard in Whitefish. The buildings are located near the rail yard that was used by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) to fuel their trains.   Included in the testing were the Whitefish Library and the O’Shaughnessy Center. The DEQ hired ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Odors from New Carpeting can Create Indoor Air Quality Problems for Some Building Occupants

    New carpeting offers an affordable and attractive flooring solution for many residential and commercial properties. In fact, billions of square feet of carpeting are installed in the United States each year. Like many other household materials and furnishings, new carpeting can be a source of chemical emissions. Carpets can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS), although certain units qualify for indirect emission monitoring, which employs empirically derived ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Boilers & Incinerators to be Impacted by New EPA Standards

    This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a news report that the “EPA Establishes Clean Air Act Standards for Boilers and Incinerators.” According to the release, “In response to federal court orders requiring the issuance of final standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing final Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Nitrogen Oxide - Suspected culprit in California asthma related bronchitis

    Last month a new study was released in the American Journal of Public Health that estimates 9% of childhood asthma cases in Long Beach, and 6% in Riverside, are attributable to pollution from nearby harbors and distribution centers. The study’s findings show that children attending school or living near these congested trade corridors have significantly higher rates of asthma.The collaborative ...


  • Are VOC Limits for Paints in Southern California on the Way Down?

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban regions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  The AQMD’s Rule 1113 covers architectural coatings that include paints and varnishes.   Rule 1113 was amended last month with some of the strictest VOC regulations in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Illegal asbestos dumping in Arizona leads to fines

    The Maricopa County Superior Court has recently fined a landowner from Prescott, Arizona over $71,000 for illegally disposing of asbestos waste close to an aquifer. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) had charged the individual with ten civil infractions related to the case.Asbestos can be found in a wide range of common building materials from insulation, flooring, ceilings, ...


Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you