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Alaska

  • USEPA Finalizes Changes to Air Quality Modeling Guidance  - 

    On January 17, 2017, the U.S. EPA published a final rule that revises the Guideline on Air Quality Models (40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W).  This publish date had established February 16 as the rule's effective date; however, the Presidential directive »

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Alberta

  • NPRI Reports Due June 1, 2017  - 

    A friendly reminder that the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reports are due June 1, 2017 for Calendar Year 2016. The NPRI is Canada's publicly accessible inventory of containing information on disposal and other releases of over 300 »

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Arizona

  • Further Delay of Effective Date for EPA's Guideline on Air Quality Models  - 

    On March 20, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued further delay of effective date for the EPA's Guideline on Air Quality Models (Guideline).  The purpose of the delay is to allow recently-appointed government officials an »

  • 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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British Columbia

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California

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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 »

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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

  • USEPA Finalizes Changes to Air Quality Modeling Guidance  - 

    On January 17, 2017, the U.S. EPA published a final rule that revises the Guideline on Air Quality Models (40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W).  This publish date had established February 16 as the rule's effective date; however, the Presidential directive »

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

  • RCRA Improvement Rule Reminder  - 

    The effective date for the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule is May 30, 2017 for Iowa facilities. The rule includes over 60 changes, primarily to 40 CFR 262, but affecting all sections from 260 through 279. While U.S. EPA intends for these »

  • Reporting Reminders  - 

    Minor Source Emission Inventory Questionnaires (MSEIQs) are due May 15 for minor source facilities in the central section of Iowa (Field Offices 2 and 5) and Portable Plants. MSEIQ forms and instructions are available on the IDNR Minor Sources »

  • Air Quality Client Contact Meeting  - 

    The next client contact meeting is scheduled for May 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the DNR's Air Quality Bureau Office. IDNR is accepting agenda topics on current and upcoming air program issues and changes. Agenda items can be submitted to Wendy Walker by May »

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Kansas

  • Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference May 17-18  - 

    Mark your calendar to attend the 4th Annual Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) which will take place May 17-18, 2017 at the Overland Park Marriott in Overland Park, Kansas. This conference will provide a regional perspective on Air, »

  • Need a Universal Waste Cheat Sheet  - 

    Need a Universal Waste Cheat Sheet to hang in your UW Storage Area? Enjoy a free checklist with illustrations to help your facility staff understand and comply with the UW requirements.Email Taylor Wilson from Trinity's Kansas City Office for your »

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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

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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Montana

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Nebraska

  • Need a Universal Waste Cheat Sheet  - 

    Need a Universal Waste Cheat Sheet to hang in your UW Storage Area? Enjoy a free checklist with illustrations to help your facility staff understand and comply with the UW requirements.Email Taylor Wilson from Trinity's Kansas City Office for your »

  • NDEQ Proposed Changes to Title 129  - 

    The March edition of Trinity's Nebraska Regulatory Update detailed proposed changes to Title 129 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. The preliminary proposed updates to various chapters of Title 129 have been made publically available on NDEQ's »

  • 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 »

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Nevada

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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

  • Final Revisions to Electronic Reporting in MATS  - 

    On April 6, EPA finalized revisions to electronic reporting in MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standards), and corrected inadvertent errors. The final rule extends the interim period for power plants to submit hard copies of initial and subsequent »

  • EPA Requests Comments on Regulations for Repeal, Replacement, or Modification  - 

    In the April 13th Federal Register, the EPA published a request for input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. The request comes after a February 24th executive order signed by President Trump. Executive »

  • 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

  • Air Quality Permits: Emission Summary Dispersion Modelling (ESDM) Report Updates  - 

    Many facilities are required to update their ESDM reports each year by March 31, using updated guidance from procedural documents and technical bulletins occasionally published by the Ministry of Environmental and Climate Change.On March 8, 2017 »

  • 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 »

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Oregon

  • USEPA Finalizes Changes to Air Quality Modeling Guidance  - 

    On January 17, 2017, the U.S. EPA published a final rule that revises the Guideline on Air Quality Models (40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W).  This publish date had established February 16 as the rule's effective date; however, the Presidential directive »

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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Texas

  • BWON Annual TAB Reports  - 

    If your facility has been exempt from BWON TAB reporting in the past, now is a good opportunity to dust off the TAB calculation spreadsheet and verify the exempt status.The BWON requirements are codified under 40 CFR 61 Subpart FF. All subject »

  • TCEQ Adopts Updates to Applicable Federal Requirements for Operating Permits  - 

    On January 13, 2017, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approved the adoption of updates to the applicable requirements for Operating permits. 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 122 will be updated in order to reflect »

  • Houston, Galveston, Bazoria (HGB) Area Ozone Redesignation  - 

    On May 21, 2012, the eight-county HGB area, consisting of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties, was designated a marginal nonattainment area for the 2008 eight-hour ozone National Ambient Air »

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Utah

  • UDAQ Aircraft Studies for PM2.5 and Ozone  - 

    In an effort to prepare for upcoming PM2.5 and Ozone State Implementation Plan (SIP) development and further understand dynamic air pollution components, the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ) conducted the most extensive air quality study to date »

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Washington

  • USEPA Finalizes Changes to Air Quality Modeling Guidance  - 

    On January 17, 2017, the U.S. EPA published a final rule that revises the Guideline on Air Quality Models (40 CFR Part 51, Appendix W).  This publish date had established February 16 as the rule's effective date; however, the Presidential directive »

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Washington, DC

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Wyoming

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