Air Quality

Carolinas Air Quality Updates

Posted: November 7th, 2022

The Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association (CAPCA) hosted the Fall Technical Workshop and Forum on October 12-14, 2022, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The technical sessions included air program updates from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Region […]

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Fugitive Fenceline Monitoring Requirements Continue to Roll Out

Posted: September 7th, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and State air regulatory agencies continue to utilize U.S. EPA Methods 325A (Sampler Deployment and VOC Sample Collection) and 325B (Sampler Preparation and Laboratory Analysis) as part of new and amended regulations and […]

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West Virginia v EPA – What Does It Mean?

Posted: September 1st, 2022

On June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States released their decision on West Virginia v Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a 6-3 ruling in favor of the petitioners. The majority opinion agreed with the petitioners who argued that […]

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A Summary of Proposed Updates to the Risk Management Program

Posted: August 30th, 2022

On August 18, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) proposed revisions to the Risk Management Program entitled the Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention (SCCAP) Rule. The proposed SCCAP Rule potentially impacts 11,740 facilities currently regulated under the […]

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North Carolina DEQ Action Strategy for PFAS

Posted: August 24th, 2022

On June 7, 2022, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) announced their Action Strategy for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). NC DEQ plans to enact the Action Strategy in conjunction with the United States Environmental Protection Agency […]

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SCAQMD – Proposed Metal Recycling and Shredding Rule

Posted: August 15th, 2022

On July 1, 2022, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or District) published an Initial Preliminary Draft of Proposed Rule 1460 for the control of particulate matter emissions from metal recycling and shredding operations. If promulgated, Rule 1460 […]

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