Tag Archives: HAPs

EPA’s 2017-2019 Enforcement Initiatives

On February 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its seven National Enforcement Initiatives for fiscal years 2017-2019. These initiatives are selected every three years by the EPA to “focus resources on national environmental problems where there is significant non-compliance … Continue reading

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Air Quality and Fracking

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA Releases First Ever Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data To The Public

2012 is already an historic year for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States public alike.  In early January, EPA released the comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data, reported to them directly by large facilities, to the public. … Continue reading

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Will The Keystone XL Pipeline Be Approved?

The Keystone XL pipeline has found its way back into the news in recent days, as Congress is pushing for the approval of the necessary permit.  The pipeline’s first press coverage resulted from a massive protest, which included over 1000 … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Linked To Birth Defects

A recent collaborative study between University of Texas-Austin and Peking University researchers published earlier this month linked air pollutants and pesticides to a 450 percent increase in risk for birth defects. The primary pesticides responsible for the risk increase are … Continue reading

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EPA Manufacturing Compliance

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 … Continue reading

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NESHAP for Area Sources – Iron & Steel Foundries

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 … Continue reading

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State Specific News – November 2007

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 … Continue reading

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Residual Risk: NESHAP for Petroleum Refineries

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. … Continue reading

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The Boilers NESHAP Deadlines Are Fast Approaching

(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 … Continue reading

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