particulate matter regulation News

  • Rhode Island Company Pays $198,500 for Clean Air Violations at Brattleboro, VT facility

    The Moore Company, based in Providence R.I., will pay a civil penalty of $198,500 for Clean Air Act violations at its facility in Brattleboro, Vermont. The “Fulflex” facility manufactures and distributes natural and synthetic rubber and elastic tapes, threads, sheets, and rings for use in a broad range of products. The facility violated various conditions of their federally ...

  • Pegasor’s Measurement Technology Supports Renault In The Development Of Low-Emission Engines

    Pegasor has been in close collaboration with Groupe Renault since 2009. The collaboration has been particularly active in recent years. Renault uses Pegasor’s measurement technology in the development of new engine types. Pegasor’s PPS-M sensor monitors the nanoparticle emission levels of engines in the research and development phase. The levels of particulate matter emissions have ...


    By Pegasor Oy (Ltd)

  • Condensable particulate matter - exceptions to the rule

    With the recent revisions to Method 202 for condensable particulate matter (CPM), the US EPA included an exception to the requirement to extract the CPM filter (the secondary filter that is located between the “warm” and “cold” sections of the impinger train). The exception is subject to the following conditions: The source temperature is less than 85°F; Sampling ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Identifying occupational exposure risks to particulate matter in New York

    Throughout New York and the tri-state area there are countless workers in numerous occupations that are exposed to elevated levels of particulate matter, also known as PM. Some particulate matter, such as dust, dirt, soot, or smoke, is large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. Others are so small they can only be detected using an electron microscope. The U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Air & Waste Management Association offers webinars on environmental risk management and the NSR PM 2.5 rule

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present two Webinars for environmental professionals this August: “Environmental Risk Management,” August 6 at 2:00 p.m. EST, and “A Small Problem: The New NSR PM 2.5 Rule,” August 27 at 2:00 p.m. EST.“These Webinars will provide convenient opportunities for participants to get up to date on some of the latest environmental issues,” said ...

  • CARB Approves Low-NOx Requirements for Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks

    Last Friday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the Omnibus Low-NOx Rule, requiring new engines and trucks to meet more demanding NOx standards – 75% lower in 2024 and 90% lower in 2027. The rules also lower the standard for particulate matter by 50 percent and include new tougher in-use testing protocols, extended deterioration requirements, and extended warranty ...

  • Booking opens for popular air quality open day

    Ashtead Technology has announced details of the next air quality open day. Organised in collaboration with TSI, the event will take place on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham. “This will be the latest in a series of hugely popular workshops,” says Ashtead’s Rebecca Stanley. “The event is entirely free of charge and previous ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Identifying and Mitigating Particulate Matter Pollution Exposure Risks

    Particulate matter (PM) is described by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some of these particles, such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye, but others are so small they can only be detected using powerful instruments. Because PM is so small, it can be inhaled ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Cleaner air, longer lives

    Original story at MIT News The air we breathe contains particulate matter from a range of natural and human-related sources. Particulate matter is responsible for thousands of premature deaths in the United States each year, but legislation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is credited with significantly decreasing this number, as well as the amount of particulate matter in the ...

  • Air & Waste Management Association offers new source review workshop

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will offer its industry-leading workshop, “Clearing the Air on NSR,” September 18 –19, in Orlando, FL. This workshop will discuss the regulatory requirements for the New Source Review (NSR) Rule for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) issued by the Environmental Protection Agency in May 2008, information relevant to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2007 ...

  • New NRDC Report: China’s Ports Play Major Role in Country’s Air Pollution Problems

    China’s largely unregulated ports and shipping system generate significant air pollution that imposes a huge health and environmental burden and contributes to the country’s over 1 million pollution-related deaths each year, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). China is now home to seven of the globe’s top ten busiest ports ...

  • Fidas® 200 & Fidas® 200 S did it again!

    After the successful TUV/EN approval, Fidas® 200 and Fidas® 200 S have now also been granted the UK certification for Continuous Ambient Air Monitoring System (CAMS) and also for MCERTS for UK Particulate Matter (Defra Approval). Especially the MCERTS for UK Particulate Matter (Defra Approval) is a new and additional level of certification through the MCERTS scheme, as it considers also ...


    By Palas GmbH

  • McCarthy Defends Scientific Work Against ‘Manufactured’ Attempts to Undermine It

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy pushed back April 28 against what she described as “manufactured” attempts from individuals with political or business motivations to undermine scientific work undertaken by the agency and scientific bodies. McCarthy, speaking at the National Academy of Sciences annual meeting, also said there had been attempts to ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA Sued for Setting Weak Particulate Matter Standards

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (ENS) - Thirteen states, the District of Columbia and a California state agency filed a joint lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for ignoring scientific evidence and the advice of its own experts in setting weak standards for air pollution known as fine particulate matter. The lawsuit challenges a new rule adopted by the EPA in September that ...

  • Pennsylvania Limits Big Rigs to Five Minutes Idling Per Hour

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, October 17, 2007 (ENS) - Pennsylvania's extensive interstate highway system invites a heavy volume of truck travel through the state. With 260 truck stops, 47 public rest areas, and more than 13,000 truck parking spaces, there are many convenient areas for heavy-duty diesel vehicles to idle. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania introduced a new regulation to limit the amount of ...

  • Focus on Power Plant Rule`s Health Benefits Could Build Wider Support Among Public

    The Obama administration's emphasis on the public health benefits of its first-ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for existing power plants may help make climate change resonate with more Americans—which could build support for the controversial rule. Communications research suggests that educating the public on the health impacts of climate change and the benefits of curbing ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA region 7 and 8 host meeting with State Agriculture directors in Denver (IA, KS, MO, NE)

    EPA officials today hosted a meeting with the directors of state agriculture departments of Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The meeting, held at EPA’s Region 8 building in Denver, Colo., provided a forum for dialogue on EPA programs and regulations as well as specific issues, interests and concerns of the agriculture sector. ...

  • New Yakima Valley air monitor measures particulate pollution

    The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency will begin operating a new air quality monitor to measure fine particulate matter in the Sunnyside region of the Yakima Valley. The monitor, which will gather data on particulate matter for a year, will allow regulatory agencies to develop effective strategies to protect air quality in the Yakima Valley and inform burn ban decisions. The monitor is located at ...

  • ICAC Releases Updated Regulatory Tracker, Spring 2020

    ICAC has developed the Spring 2020 Regulatory Tracker: an up-to-date list of key EPA regulations that have had recent activity. Additionally, the tracker highlights opportunities for engagement and, when applicable, instances where ICAC has submitted comments, technical briefings or presentations. View the Regulatory Tracker Regulations Included in Spring 2020 Regulatory Tracker: Coal Ash ...

  • A link between air travel and deaths on the ground

    The atmosphere is full of natural and man-made chemicals, including emissions from fuel combustion and byproducts of living organisms. Many of these chemicals combine in the atmosphere to form tiny solid and liquid particles known as "fine particulate matter" that are 2.5 micrometers or smaller (the average human hair is about 70 micrometers in diameter, by comparison). While it's not clear ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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