4 The Record is a monthly publication of ALL4’s RegTech Group that contains articles on hot technical and regulatory topics.
August 2014 | Mark W.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) maintains a website that identifies dates of upcoming rulemakings in various stages (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Final Rule, etc.) to be published in the Federal Register. A review of this website reveals that several upcoming proposed rules and final rules are associated with Residual Risk and Technology Review (RTR) Amendments to National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). Furthermore, as described in ALL4’s blog posted...
July 2014 | Megan U.
A major event in the Climate Change arena occurred on March 27, 2012 when, for the first time, U.S. EPA proposed Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (NSPS) for emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). The proposed standards were specific to new affected fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units (EGUs) and were the direct result of two (2) settlement agreements proposed concurrently by U.S. EPA on December 30, 2010...
U.S. EPA has proposed an amendment to 40 CFR Parts 63, Subpart CC and Subpart UUU that requires all petroleum refineries to deploy passive time-integrated benzene samplers at the fenceline (where fenceline is equivalent to the facility property line) of their facility to alert them of fugitive emissions...
May 2014 | Roy R.
U.S. EPA is proposing to amend the operating and monitoring requirements for flares at petroleum refineries. The proposed revisions are complex and are far reaching, and if promulgated, will affect all flares at petroleum refineries. U.S. EPA’s stated rationale for the proposed revisions is...
April 2014 | Dan D.
As it’s been over a year since my last air quality modeling-related 4TR article, I thought it appropriate to provide a general status report on the air quality modeling updates that have occurred over the last year. There are a number of items that warrant discussion around their updates and the potential impacts on the regulated community...
March 2014 | Colin M.
Since the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) became effective in August 2010, ALL4 has been tracking it every step of the way. Its implementation has proven to be chaotic at times and quiet at others. As we are ramping up into our air regulatory reporting obligations for 2014, U.S. EPA’s implementation of the 1-hour NAAQS is ramping up as well. This article will discuss where the 1-hour SO2 NAAQS has been, where it is going, and what you can do to plan for 2014 and beyond. Before we can look forward, we need to revisit how we got to this point.