The EPA announced a new guidance memo on September 30, 2021, withdrawing the previous guidance memo issued on October 9, 2020, that carved out exemptions for excess emissions in startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) events for larger emitters. Industry analysts believe this signifies difficult permitting approvals ahead, as well as new State Implementation Plan (SIP) […]
The EPA issued an enforcement alert about Clean Air Act (CAA) emissions violations at scrap metal recycling facilities in late July 2021. Emissions from these facilities are contributing to violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. “Over 250 metal recycling facilities are currently operating with a shredder in the United States,” […]
Several stationary air emissions monitors in areas impacted by Hurricane Laura are offline, leaving many concerned about current air pollution levels along the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast.
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court of Washington State upheld a ruling by a lower court that found that the state’s Department of Ecology (Ecology) exceeded its statutory authority by promulgating a regulation that imposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards on indirect emitters of those gases. According to the majority, the “plain language” of […]
Following an evaluation of the carcinogenic risks posed by ethylene oxide (EtO), which the EPA released in 2016, and a follow-up National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) for EtO, the EPA has decided that the health risks posed by EtO air emissions are “significantly higher” than previously believed.
In a final rule, the EPA has exempted air emissions from animal waste at farms from the emergency release notification requirements of Section 304 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
A two-pronged effort—one by the EPA and one by Congress—is under way to reform the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) New Source Review (NSR) program. In December 2017 and March 2018, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued two memorandums for Agency regional offices, which somewhat loosened the criteria for determining if NSR is required. Now, House Republicans […]
Following a residual risk and technology review of its 2003 National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for facilities engaged in surface coating of wood building products, the EPA is proposing not to revise the existing emissions limits.
Industry Press Release from Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc: Technology Advancements in Carbon Fiber Processing 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 […]