Tag: Pennsylvania State University

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]