Tag: Additional Resources

Evaluating Fiberglass Underground Storage Tanks

Indications of Possible Tank Issues Mr. Hoffman cited the following as indications of possible problems with USTs: •  Filter clogging     -Complaints of slow flow     -Examine for presence of fiberglass residue/debris •   Failed or erratic leak detection results     -Automatic test gauging (ATG) system or statistical inventory reconciliation (SIR) test results     -Perhaps intermittent •   […]

Common Underground Storage Tank Violations

To attempt to collect data systematically and have each state fit their data into several categories To request the number of occurrences for each violation To request the number of inspections on which the data was based The data was based on approximately 100,000 inspections with a significant operational compliance (SOC) rate of approximately 72%. […]

Boiler NESHAP for Area Sources: Are You Ready?

To whom does the boiler NESHAP for area source apply? Area sources are commercial, institutional, or industrial facilities that emit or have the potential to emit less than 10 tons per year (tpy) of a single HAP, or less than 25 tpy of combined HAPs.  Area sources that may have boilers subject to the NESHAP […]

Don’t let refrigeration lead to violation

Recently, EPA announced it had reached a settlement agreement with one of the nation’s largest grocery store chains for violations of regulations governing emissions of ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration equipment.  Alleged violations included failing to promptly repair leaks and failing to keep adequate service records for refrigeration equipment. No one wants to be the subject […]

Finally – A Solvent-Contaminated Wipe Rule

DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE EXCLUSIONS 1) A “wipe” isa woven or non-woven shop towel, rag, pad, or swab made of wood pulp, fabric, cotton, polyester blends, or other material. 2) A “solvent-contaminated wipe” is a wipe that, after use or after cleaning up a spill: •   Contains one or more of the F001 through […]

SO2 NAAQS: What’s Next?

By Timothy P. Fagan, BLR Air Expert tfagan@blr.com How were nonattainment designations determined? Once the NAAQS was set in 2010, EPA and state agencies worked together using monitoring data to determine what areas should be designated nonattainment and establish the area’s boundaries.  The newly designated nonattainment areas were designated as such because each had air […]

How do I make changes to my Title V permit

Administrative amendments Administrative amendments can be initiated by the permitting authority to correct typos or to incorporate the requirements of a SIP-approved construction permit.  However, the permittee may also initiate administrative amendments by submitting a request to the permitting authority to change such things as the contact information of someone listed in the permit, the […]

Shutdown of the SSM exemption

What is a SIP and why is it important in this case? A state implementation plan (SIP) is a plan prepared by each state detailing how the state will attain and maintain compliance with each NAAQS.  SIPs contain enforceable emissions limits needed to comply with the CAA and prohibit emissions that would cause or contribute […]

Air Permitting Training: Annual Compliance Certification

What is a compliance certification? Every source with Title V operating permit must document the facility’s compliance status with respect to each applicable requirement for the previous year by submitting a compliance certification document or form.  The compliance certification must: Identify each condition of the permit, including design specifications, emission limits, operating parameters, work practice […]