Air Quality and Fracking

Tom Petersen Air Quality 1 Comment

There is mounting evidence that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has significant, unintended, negative environmental impacts.  In a recent study published in the online journal Environmental Health, community members from six states, including Pennsylvania, sampled the air near oil and gas facilities, including fracking sites, and found that it contained elevated levels of toxic air pollutants that are linked to health problems. In this …

Climate Change Mitigation Can Also Have Health and Agricultural Benefits

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Climate change mitigation policies can do more than just avert the potential long-term catastrophic consequences that will affect the entire world.  Climate policies can also have short-term benefits in the area of human health and agriculture.  These benefits were outlined in a recent article in the journal Science, by a group of scientists from around the world.  The research article …

EPA Manufacturing Compliance

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With the new year comes new deadlines, and EES wants to ensure your company is prepared for all upcoming state and federal compliance deadlines.  There are three important deadlines that are quickly approaching for manufacturing industry: Tier II Deadline:  March 1st If we haven’t scheduled your Tier II reporting yet, what are you waiting for? Facilities covered by the Federal …

New Surface Coating Regulations – Are You Up To Date?

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Please contact Tom Petersen at tom@eesolutions.net (www.eesolutions.net) for further details related to the following article, which appeared in a recent edition of our email newsletter EES Essential Elements, and was written by Trish Carney. The U.S. EPA passed two new Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) rules last year regarding painting and paint stripping plus metal fabrication and finishing operations that might …

New Surface Coating Regulations – Are You Up To Date?

Tom Petersen Air Quality, Emissions, Environmental Regulations 2 Comments

Are You or Your Vendors Affected by NESHAPs for Surface Coating and Metal Finishing? by Trish Carney The U.S. EPA passed two new Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) rules last year regarding painting and paint stripping plus metal fabrication and finishing operations that might have an effect on your business. This brief outline provides an overview of the rules from 40 …

NESHAP For Area Sources

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Due to the large number of Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Area Source NESHAP) being promulgated at this time, EES will devote several posts to the subject. Area Source regulations regulate Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) from facilities that are NOT majors source of HAP. Last month we provided a summary of Area Source NESHAP for Iron …

NESHAP for Area Sources – Iron & Steel Foundries

Tom Petersen Air Quality, Emissions, Environmental Regulations 1 Comment

Most of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) promulgated to date apply to major sources emitting at least 10 tons per year of an individual HAP or 25 tons per year of total HAP. EPA has recently begun focusing on area sources, which by definition are not major sources. Numerous regulations will be promulgated in the coming …

State Specific News – November 2007

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Get bored looking through all those news updates from your state? We’ve done it for you! Below are what we felt were the significant regulatory updates for the past month. New Jersey: Proposed Revisions to Air Quality SIP: This proposal is related to the prevention of Air Pollution from Consumer Products, prevention of Air Pollution from Adhesives and Sealants, and …

Residual Risk: NESHAP for Petroleum Refineries

Tom Petersen Air Quality, Environmental Regulations 1 Comment

In 1995 the Petroleum Refinery National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) was finalized. EPA has been evaluating the risk remaining after this date and has issued a proposed regulation on September 4th, 2007 to address this residual risk. EPA has focused on 3 of the 7 sources of air emissions at refineries: wastewater treatment systems, storage systems and …

The Boilers NESHAP Deadlines Are Fast Approaching

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(Regulation: 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD, Effective Date: September 13, 2004, Compliance Deadline: September 13, 2007) Overview: The Boilers NESHAP requires maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters. The Boilers NESHAP affects a wide range of industries due to the varied applications of the machinery under regulation. The regulation is applicable to …