A Majority of Areas in the US Are Meeting Air Quality Standards for Lead

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed a study on the lead contamination in the air.  The study has determined that 39 states are meeting the national air quality standards for lead.  These standards were strengthened in 2008, decreasing the standard to .15 micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air.  This was a ten-fold difference from the previous standard. …

Air Regulation Changes – Do They Affect Your Facility?

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On May 19, 2007, the revised air quality Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations were published in Pennsylvania. These revisions were made as a result of EPA’s 2002 amendments to the federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and NNSR regulations. For those of you who have worked with these air regulations in the past, you should find that the revisions …

Just What Brings OSHA To YOUR Door?

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There are so many businesses and establishments with safety issues that OSHA can’t possibly inspect them all in a given year. Just how do they choose where to go? Obviously, if your facility has had some significant safety issues recently, OSHA will be paying attention. But what else will bring them knocking? How do they parse through the data they …

Colleges & Universities Environmental Issues

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When you think of a place with significant environmental issues, a university with its gorgeous tree-lined walkways is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, colleges and universities deal with numerous environmental issues similar to those in industry. These issues are complicated by the fact that colleges and universities have many separate buildings and a transient population of …

Is Your Facility Compliant?

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It can be difficult to prioritise your efforts in environmental compliance. The first article in this month’s post will help you sort this out. Click here for details about our FREE environmental seminar for colleges, universities, and hospitals scheduled for September 12, 2007. If you need assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us and if you have a quick question …

ASHRAE Standard 62: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 62 specifies levels for ventilation rates and other indoor air quality parameters, such as formaldehyde, lead, and carbon monoxide. The Standard provides procedures for achieving acceptable indoor air quality. All updated Standards revise 62-1989 while keeping consistent with its scope and philosophy. None of the changes impact the design procedures …

Hazardous Air Pollutant Regulations for Boilers and Process Heaters Update

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National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD Effective Date: September 3, 2004 Compliance Date for Existing Sources: September 17, 2007 Compliance Date for New Sources: Six months from the start-up date Also: September 13, 2006 – Eligibility demonstration submission is due for sources with low risk …

Hazardous Air Pollutant Regulations for Boilers and Process Heaters

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National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD Effective Date: September 13, 2004 Compliance Date: September 13, 2007 This new regulation (known as The Boilers NESHAP) requires maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters.  The Boilers NESHAP affects a wide …

Lead Emissions Reporting Greatly Expanded

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”Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reports due on July 1, 2002 will include data on lead and lead compound emissions from United States businesses that manufacture, process or use more than 100 pounds of lead annually.  Previous annual TRI reports included lead estimates only from businesses that manufactured, processed or used lead in much larger quantities (25,000 or 10,000 pounds, depending …