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  • Camfil APC expands testing laboratory

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of dust, mist and fume collection equipment, has doubled the size of its testing laboratory to include a climate-controlled facility with a new full-size dust collection test rig. The new equipment is dedicated to testing in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016, Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Clean air and air permitting milestones

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that all ‘flexible permit’ companies in Texas have agreed to apply for approved air permits, helping to achieve clean air in the state and providing for regulatory certainty. In September 2010, EPA notified all of the 136 ‘flexible permit’ companies that they needed to seek Clean Air Act compliant permits ...

  • Tractor Supply Company Agrees to Implement Company-Wide Compliance Program to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a settlement with Tractor Supply Company Inc. and Tractor Supply Company of Texas L.P., that resolves allegations that the companies imported and sold more than 28,000 all-terrain vehicles, off-highway motorcycles and engines that did not comply with federal Clean Air Act certification and emission ...

  • Mercury Freedom System demonstrating compliance with clean air mercury rule performance criteria

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced today that it shipped more than 325 Thermo Scientific Mercury Freedom Systems™ , with 85 of those systems now installed and operational. Twenty five of the installed mercury emissions monitoring systems have been successfully tested in accordance with theClean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) performance criteria including ...

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • New Clean Air Techniques for Carbon Fiber Processes

    As a material, carbon fiber has fundamentally changed many of the products we use every day, making them lighter, stronger and more durable. The manufacturing process is typically unique to each supplier and it can be as complex as the fiber molecules themselves. Equally as challenging are the air pollution control systems used on the production equipment. This year, two institutions on opposite ...

  • EPA proposes new clean air standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed nationwide clean air standards to address a range of hazardous air pollutants discharged from industrial, commercial and institutional boilers, process heaters, and solid waste incinerators. EPA estimates the standards would prevent between 2,000 and 5,000 premature deaths and about 36,000 asthma attacks each year. "EPA"s proposal ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Largest Clean Air Settlement in U.S. History

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - One of the nation's largest electric utilities has agreed to spend $4.6 billion to reduce harmful air emissions from 16 coal-fired power plants, ending an eight year legal battle over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Federal officials called the agreement with American Electric Power, AEP, the largest environmental settlement in U.S. ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • U.S. EPA makes available data on compliance with hazardous waste, air regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new information on EPA and state enforcement of hazardous waste and air regulations.  In addition, the EPA posted data that allows the public, for the first time, to compare toxic releases with compliance data from facilities.  This is part of EPA’s ongoing commitment to increase transparency and promote the public’s right to know by ...

  • Tesoro to pay $1.1 million to resolve Clean Air Act violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Tesoro Corporation, Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC, and Tesoro Alaska Company have agreed to pay a $1.1 million penalty to resolve claims that Tesoro failed to comply with requirements under the Clean Air Act at four of its refining facilities that produce conventional gasoline. In its complaint, EPA alleged that Tesoro failed ...

  • St. Croix Fossil Fuel Power Plant to Comply with Clean Air Act

    Under a legal agreement announced today by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) will come into compliance with air pollution control requirements in the federal Clean Air Act at its Estate Richmond Generating Facility on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. These air pollution controls will reduce emissions of ...

  • Dupont and Lucite international agree to pay $2m for clean air violations

    DuPont and Lucite International Inc. have agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to settle Clean Air Act violations at a sulfuric acid plant in Belle, W. Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Justice Department, and the state of West Virginia announced today.    The sulfuric acid plant is located on a 100-acre chemical manufacturing complex along the Kanawha ...

  • ExxonMobil to pay US$6.1m penalty for violating clean air agreement

    ExxonMobil has agreed to pay nearly $6.1 million in civil penalties for violating the terms of a 2005 court-approved Clean Air Act agreement, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The 2005 settlement already required ExxonMobil to pay a $7.7 million civil penalty, perform an additional $6.7 million in supplemental environmental projects in ...

  • EPA proposes changes to clean air act standards for boilers and incinerators

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing changes to Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain incinerators based on analysis, review and consideration of data and input from states, environmental groups, industry, lawmakers and the public. The proposed reconsideration targets public health protection through significant reductions in toxic air pollutants, including ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • US announces clean air act settlement with Wisconsin utility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC) that will cover the utility’s three power plants in Alma and Genoa, Wis. DPC has agreed to invest approximately $150 million in pollution control technology that will protect public health and resolve violations of the CAA. ...

  • Oil company pleads guilty to clean air act and obstruction crimes in Louisiana

    Pelican Refining Company LLC, pleaded guilty today to felony violations of the Clean Air Act and to obstruction of justice charges in federal court in Lafayette, La., announced Stephanie A. Finley, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana and Ignacia S. Moreno, assistant attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice, and Cynthia Giles, ...

  • EPA Clean Air Settlement with Asphalt Company to Minimize Emissions in Rhode Island

    An EPA settlement will require that a Rhode Island asphalt manufacturing company comply with its Clean Air Act permit designed to minimize air emissions and protect air quality around the community where it operates. The company, T. Miozzi, Inc., will also pay a total penalty of $23,700 to settle EPA claims that the company operated its facility in violation of an air permit issued by the R.I. ...

  • Carville, La., Plant Agrees to Address Clean Air Act Violations

    The Cos-Mar Company of Carville, La. has agreed to correct violations of the Clean Air Act. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will take a number of steps to better protect the health of the local community, reduce emissions, and come into full compliance with federal clean air laws. The company will develop a flare monitoring plan, repair flaring devices, implement leak detection and ...

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