Air Quality Compliance

Distillery Discharges and Local Wastewater Permitting Concerns

Posted: September 6th, 2022

A new distillery project requires significant planning: a suitable site must be found, design consultants must be engaged, and environmental permits must be obtained. When considering permitting requirements, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and United States (U.S.) Army Corps […]

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PA’s Environmental Quality Board Approves RACT III

Posted: August 16th, 2022

On August 9, 2022, Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) voted to approve the final form rule known as “RACT III” [25 Pa. Code §§ 129.111-129.115, Additional RACT Requirements for Major Sources of NOX and VOCs for the 2015 Ozone NAAQS]. […]

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U.S. EPA Finalizes Changes to Boiler MACT

Posted: July 25th, 2022

The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters, which implements Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards and is therefore also known as Boiler MACT, were promulgated on March 21, 2011, […]

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Ambient Air Quality Regulatory Changes are Coming

Posted: July 12th, 2022

The Clean Air Act (CAA) authorizes the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for certain air pollutants.  The rules and regulations that implement the NAAQS are the foundation of State air […]

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Ethylene Oxide Update

Posted: April 5th, 2022

UPDATE May 31, 2022: Following U.S. EPA’s nationwide 2021 and 2022 Information Collection Requests (ICR) sent to facilities that use or process ethylene oxide, U.S. EPA is looking to take action on emissions, emissions sources, processes, and control technologies.  Based […]

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What’s New with MATS?

Posted: March 10th, 2022

On February 9th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published a proposed finding related to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Generating Units (EGUs), commonly known as the Mercury and Air […]

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