and Emissions Engineering Services
Emissions abatement is the process of reducing a facility's emissions, whether through active pollution controls such as Selective Catalytic Reduction for reducing nitrogen oxides, or replacing equipment or power generation assets with clean power generation solutions.
Thousands of businesses and facilities with VOC emissions problems may be great candidates for a vapor recovery unit or "VRU." A vapor recovery unit is a device that captures or recovers valuable volatile organic compounds and other rich gas streams that may otherwise be a significant environmental pollutant, hazardous air pollutant and one of the greenhouse gas emissions the EPA seeks to regulate and eliminate.
On November 9, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized technical corrections and other clarifying amendments to seven subparts under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting (40 CFR part 98).
In this action, EPA amended 40 CFR part 98 to correct technical and editorial errors and to address certain issues identified as a result of working with entities required to report during rule implementation and outreach.
In general, these amendments do not change the overall requirements of the rule but improve clarity and ensure consistency across the calculation, monitoring and data reporting requirements. In addition, EPA has provided a one-time extension of the reporting deadline to September 28, 2012 for the 12 source categories (I, L, T, W, DD, FF, II, QQ, RR, SS, TT, UU) that began collecting data in 2011 to ensure sufficient time for development and stakeholder testing of the electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting tool for these subparts.
Emissions into the environment (air and water) of various chemicals may contribute to or exacerbate pollution. We provide emissions abatement, emissions engineering, greenhouse gas reporting and vapor recovery services for the oil and gas industry, including refineries, petrochemical, gas processing, gas compressor facilities, and all points in between the wellhead and the burner-tip.
Emissions engineering is an engineering field that seeks to identify and reduce or eliminate environmental pollutants and emissions that are either hazardous, toxic or contribute to a wide range oh health or environmental problems.
Examples of emissions that are in the emissions engineering industry include;
What is "New Source Review"?
In 1977, the U.S. Congress established the New Source Review (NSR) permitting program as part of the 1977 Clean Air Act Amendments. The New Source Review is a pre-construction permitting program that serves two important purposes.
1. The New Source Review ensures that air quality is not significantly degraded from the addition of new and modified factories, industrial boilers and power plants. In areas with unhealthy air, the New Source Review assures that new emissions do not slow progress toward cleaner air. In areas with clean air, especially pristine areas like national parks, the New Source Review assures that new emissions do not significantly worsen air quality.
2. The New Source Review program assures people that any large new or modified industrial source in their neighborhoods will be as clean as possible, and that advances in pollution control occur concurrently with industrial expansion. New Source Review permits are legal documents that the facility owners/operators must abide by. The permit specifies what construction is allowed, what emission limits must be met, and often how the emissions source must be operated.
New Source Review or "NSR" requires owners of stationary sources of air pollution to
obtain permits before the start of construction. The New Source
Review is also referred to as; construction permitting or pre-construction permitting.
There are three categories of New Source Review permitting requirements (a source may have to meet one or more of these permitting requirements).
The three categories of New Source Review requirements are:
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits:
Required for new major sources or a major source making a major modification in an attainment area;
New Source Review permits:
Required for new major sources or major sources making a major modification in a
Minor source permits.
What are New Source Review Permits?
New Source Review Permits are the legal documents that the owners/operators of the source must follow.
NSR Permits specify what construction is allowed, what the emissions limits are, and must be complied with and often how the source must be operated. New Source Review Permits may contain conditions to make sure that the source is built to match parameters in the application that the permit agency relied on in their analysis. For example, the permit may provide specification relating to stack heights that the permit agency used in their analysis of the source. Some limits in the permit may be present at the request of the source to keep them out of other requirements, i.e. the source may take limits in a minor New Source Review permit to keep the source out of Prevention of Significant Deterioration. To assure that sources follow the permit requirements, permits also contain monitoring, record-keeping, and reporting requirements.
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