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Alaska

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Arizona

  • PCAQCD Begins Design of Their New Minor NSR Program  - 

    PCAQCD has begun the process of designing their own version of the Minor New Source Review (NSR) program which currently exists at the ADEQ and MCAQD.  While no official stakeholder meetings or rule development have started the agency has developed »

  • Amendments to MCAQD Rule 336: Surface Coating Operations  - 

    On November 2, 2016, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) adopted amendments to MCAQD Rule 336:  Surface Coating Operations.  MCAQD Rule 336 regulates volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from surface coating operations that are »

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Arkansas

  • Air Permitting Stragegy for Complex and Phased Projects  - 

    Permittees should closely analyze air permitting implications for complex and phased projects.  For example, if an application is made for a new process line to replace an existing process line, and the two lines will be operated simultaneously for »

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British Columbia

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California

  • CEC Renewable Fuels Program Awards  - 

    The California Energy Commission's (CEC's) Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program has selected five community-scale and six commercial-scale proposals for biofuels grants ranging from $1.5 to $5.2 million per facility.  A »

  • Yolo-Solano AQMD Solvents Rule Chang  - 

    The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) will be holding a public hearing on April 12th, 2017 to discuss Proposed Amendments to Rule 2.31 – Solvent Cleaning and Degreasing.  The proposed changes respond to the U.S. EPA's »

  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District Proposes Amendments and Additions to Particulate Matter Regulation  - 

    Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is proposing amendments and additions to BAAQMD Regulation 6, Particulate Matter.  The proposed revisions would affect various facilities, and commercial and industrial operations.  The proposed Rule »

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Colorado

  • New Air Pollution Emission Notice (APEN) for Gas/Liquid Separators  - 

    A new specialty APEN (APCD 211) for Gas/Liquid Separators has been released by the CDPHE Air Pollution Control Division (APCD). The form should be used to report new or existing oil/liquid separator activities; complete a routine (five-year) Air »

  • Electronic Reporting Policy  - 

    On January 24, 2017, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Air Pollution Control Division (Division) announced that effective February 1, 2017 the Division will begin transitioning to a paperless records system. This »

  • Hydrocarbon Loading Specialty APEN  - 

    The Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) has released a revised Air Pollution Emission Notice (APEN) for loading of liquid hydrocarbons at oil and gas facilities.  Form APCD 208 is available from the APCD website. All oil and gas APENs are »

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Connecticut

  • Certification of Connecticut's Nonattainment New Source Review Program  - 

    On January 24, 2017, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) issued a notice of intent to revise its State Implementation Plan (SIP) by certifying the state Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) Program.  The »

  • Final Rules RCSA-22a-174-22e and RCSA-22a-174-22f are Effective!  - 

    On December 22, 2016, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) published final amendments to the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA) by adding two new sections:  22a-174-22e "Control of nitrogen oxides »

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Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana

  • Electronic NPDES and Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Permit Reporting  - 

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) now requires facilities to prepare Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR), Monthly Monitoring Reports (MMR) and Monthly Reports of Operation (MRO) using the NetDMR system.  NetDMR is for online »

  • Possible Rule Revision for Temporary Operations in Indiana  - 

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is proposing to amend the rules at 326 IAC 2-1.1-3 concerning the operation of short term backup units.  Typically, if an existing permitted emission unit or its control device at a source »

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

  • Kentucky eForm Submission Changes  - 

    Kentucky's Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is in the process of revising its approach to eForm submissions.  This update will impact electronic submittal requirements for most air quality-related documents filed by Kentucky sources.  »

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Maryland

  • Upcoming Changes to Maryland's Opacity Regulations  - 

    On November 1, 2016, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) held a stakeholder meeting to discuss plans to update the Maryland visible emissions standards for fuel burning sources.  A fuel burning source as defined in Title 26, Chapter 11, »

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

  • Industrial Noise and Community Impacts  - 

    Are you confident your facility is compliant with Minnesota's noise requirements?Does your facility have noises issues or concerns?Are you minimizing your risk of a future noise complaint?Below is some helpful information to point environmental »

  • Early Estimate of 2017 Air Emission Fees Announced  - 

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has announced the estimated value for the 2017 air emission inventory fees.  This value is calculated by dividing the "fee target," or the total dollar amount appropriated by the legislature from the »

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

  • NDEQ Hosting Environmental Update Workshops  - 

    The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) hosts workshops each year to provide attendees with updates regarding NDEQ and EPA regulations, as well as updates pertaining to NDEQ's land, water and air quality divisions. This year's annual »

  • NDEQ Proposed Changes to Title 129  - 

    The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has recently completed an internal draft of proposed revisions to the air quality regulations located in Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. The revisions to Title 129 include »

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Nevada

  • Updates to Nevada Air Quality Permitting  - 

    The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's (NDEP) Bureau of Air Pollution Control has eliminated the Class III and Class IV Operating Permit programs as of November 2, 2016.  Prior to this date, Class III and Class IV permits were issued to »

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New Hampshire

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New Mexico

  • NMED proposed Incorporation by Reference of Federal NSPS, NESHAP, and MACT Rules  - 

    The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) has announced a public hearing on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. MDT in Room 307 of the State Capitol Building located at 490 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. During this public hearing, the »

  • Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board Monthly Meeting  - 

    The Albuquerque – Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board’s (Air Board) next monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm MDT. The meeting will be held in the Vincent E. Griego Chambers – Albuquerque County »

  • New Albuquerque Office Manager  - 

    We are pleased to announce that Adam Erenstein has been promoted to the role of Manager of Consulting Services for the Albuquerque, New Mexico office.He has experience in air dispersion modeling, emissions inventories, regulatory applicability »

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New York

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North Carolina

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

  • DEQ Issues Draft Guidance for Calculating Tank Truck Loading Losses  - 

    DEQ recently issued a draft guidance document to address condensate and crude oil loading losses from tank trucks calculated using AP-42, Section 5.2. The main purpose of the guidance is to address the percent reduction that can be applied to these »

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Ontario

  • Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR)  - 

    The EASR is an online system that is coming into force on January 31, 2017 to eliminate administrative burdens and allow businesses to register at a faster and transparent way while potentially reducing costs through a one-time fee.  The eligible »

  • Ontario Greenhouse Gas Offset Proposal  - 

    The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently released a document on the emissions offset program being proposed in association with the greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade program.  The intent of this proposal is to »

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Oregon

  • ODEQ Air Toxics Emission Inventory Request  - 

    Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, launched a new air toxics initiative, Cleaner Air Oregon, in April 2016.  The program will develop new regulations to align industrial toxics regulations protecting human health.  The program is reforming Oregon's »

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Utah

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