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Ohio EPA Requests Feedback Before Amending RACT Regulations

Posted: August 7th, 2017

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) is planning to amend its nitrogen oxides (NOX) reasonably available control technology (RACT) regulations, which are found at Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-110.  In what is known as the Early Stakeholder…

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Is Your Cleanup Site “Stuck”?

Posted: August 2nd, 2017

“Going nowhere, fast.”  An odd expression, but a circumstance to which we can all relate to from time to time.  But it’s a particularly unproductive circumstance when corporate resources are expended at remediation sites and there is no apparent prospect for a timely…

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Proposed Industrial Cleaning Solvents RACT Rule is Out

Posted: August 1st, 2017

Does your facility use industrial cleaning solvents?  If so, you should be aware that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) has proposed a new rule, 25 Pa. Code 129.63a – Control of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions from…

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Navigating State-Specific Air Toxics Programs

Posted: July 31st, 2017

Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP), also commonly referred to as Toxic Air Pollutants (TAP) or air toxics, are those pollutants that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects, birth defects, or adverse […]

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PC MACT Carousel

Posted: July 25th, 2017

Today (July 25th) is National Carousel Day.  Ironically, it is also the expiration date of the original 1-year additional compliance alternative for sources required to use a hydrogen chloride (HCl) continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS) to demonstrate compliance…

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TCEQ Air Quality 101 Blog Series – Title V FOP Renewals

Posted: July 14th, 2017

Let’s talk Title V Federal Operating Permits (FOPs) in Texas.  The Title V Operating Permit concept was introduced as part of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) and was promulgated as 40 CFR Part 70 – State Operating Permit Programs.  Following promulgation…

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Proposed Virginia Air Permit Program Fees

Posted: July 14th, 2017

Title V of the Clean Air Act (Title V) requires that states develop operating permit programs funded by fees paid by owners or operators of major stationary sources regulated under the programs.  Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board (Control Board) recently…

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