Air Quality and Permitting Services
The NSR program authorizes new construction or modifications and establishes emission controls and limits based on applicable rules, best available control technology evaluation, and impacts review. NSR authorizations range from de minimis criteria, permits by rule, standard permits to various types of state and federal case-by-case permits. Talon/LPE staff has over 20 years of experience in preparation of applications for all types of NSR permits, alterations, amendments, and renewals, as well as PBR documentation and registrations. Talon assists in determining the appropriate authorization type, preparing applications, and maintaining authorizations to stay current with changes to the facility, the marketplace, and regulations.
Title V Permits:
Facilities that are major sources and certain non-major sources are required to obtain Title V permits which codify several types of applicable requirements into a single authorization. Talon/LPE personnel have extensive knowledge of Title V permitting and provide client support in all aspects of the program, including Site Operating Permit (SOP) and General Operating Permit (GOP) applications, revisions, and renewals. For Texas clients, Talon is also highly experienced in the incorporation of NSR authorizations into existing Title V permits, as required by 30 TAC Chapter 122. Talon also develops documentation of minor sources status and federally enforceable limits.
Maintenance, Start-Up, And Shutdown (MSS) Authorization:
Several states, including Texas and New Mexico, have established requirements for facilities to authorize MSS emissions. Various mechanisms are available to authorize MSS activities, including de minimis criteria documentation, permits-by-rule, permits, etc. Talon staff members have been involved with the MSS issue throughout the regulatory process and provide expert guidance regarding MSS emission minimization, authorization, and compliance strategies.
Facilities holding Title V permits must report deviations from the terms and conditions of the permit, probable causes, and corrective actions on a semi-annual basis. Compliance with the permit must also be certified annually. Talon helps clients accurately recognize, document, and report deviations, as well as develop strategies to minimize future occurrences.
An Air Emissions Inventory (AEI) is an annual survey of sites that seeks to quantify the actual emissions from a facility for the reporting period based on the actual operations data and equipment parameters. An accurate AEI is a primary compliance demonstration tool, and therefore requires careful planning and appropriate recordkeeping during the reporting period. Talon also develops data gathering and calculation tools and integrates them into a facility’s current management process to streamline current and future AEIs and other reports.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG)
“Greenhouse gases”, which absorb infrared radiation in the atmosphere, include, carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, certain fluorocarbons, etc. EPA has developed emission thresholds for GHGs, based on “carbon dioxide equivalent” (CO2e) emissions. Talon evaluates site GHG emissions, assesses requirements, develops appropriate compliance strategies, and compiles necessary documentation
Talon/LPE has completed numerous Air Quality assessments and asbestos air monitoring projects. From dust sampling at medical facilities to OSHA personnel monitoring during asbestos abatement projects, Talon/LPE is your source for Air Quality professional services.
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Air Monitor Technician License
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Individual Management Planner License
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