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Alabama

  • New AEERS System Required for Calendar Year 2016 Emission Inventory  - 

    Air emission inventories for the 2016 calendar year are due June 30, 2017. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) requires that facilities complete the emission inventories using the Air Emission Electronic Reporting System »

  • State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions  - 

    On March 20, 2017, Alabama received final authorization from EPA to change to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Specifically, Alabama will require generators to maintain in their onsite records, »

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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

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Arkansas

  • Emissions Testing Report Deadline Extended by ADEQ  - 

    Members of the AEF Air Committee and the ADEQ Office of Air Quality have met several times over the past year to discuss opportunities for improvement in the program.  The meetings have been productive, and future meetings are planned to be held »

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British Columbia

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California

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Colorado

  • New Memo Detailing Steps to Perform Flash Gas Liberation Analysis  - 

    Colorado Air Pollution Control Division (Division) recently released a permitting section memo (PS-Memo 17-01) detailing the general steps required to perform flash gas liberation analysis on pressurized liquid hydrocarbon (crude oil or condensate) »

  • UPDATED APEN FORM FOR FUGITIVE COMPONENT LEAK DETECTION  - 

    On May 22, 2017, the CDPHE released an updated Fugitive Component Leak Emissions APEN – Form APCD-203. This APEN is to be used for fugitive component leak emissions. Only minor updates have been made including: Format changed to Division’s new PDF »

  • COGCC RELEASES NOTICE TO OPERATORS  - 

    A Notice to Operators (“NTO”) issued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on May 2, 2017  requires all operators to systematically inspect their inventory of existing Flowlines and verify that any existing Flowline not in »

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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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Georgia

  • New National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit  - 

    The new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit (IGP) will be effective June 1, 2017. With the issuance of the new permit, eReporting is required for submittal of both the Notice of Intent (NOI) and compliance forms. »

  • New Georgia Toxics Guidelines  - 

    The EPD has updated their Guideline for Ambient Impact Assessment of Toxic Air Pollutants ("the Guideline"). This latest revision is dated March 2017 and was uploaded to EPD's website on April 19, 2017. The last revisions to the Guideline were »

  • EPD Proposes to Revise the SIP Rules for Permit Requirements  - 

    The EPD is proposing to revise GRAQC Rule 391-3-1-.03(8)(c) by removing Paragraph 16, Additional Provisions for PM2.5 Non-Attainment Areas. This regulatory action is a result of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA) being redesignated to »

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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

  • The Illinois General NPDES Permit for Industrial Activities ILR00 is Now In Effect  - 

    On April 5, 2017, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) issued a final version of the Renewal of the Illinois General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for Storm Water Discharges from Industrial »

  • Final Permit By Rule for Small Boilers at CAAPP Sources  - 

    On March 24, 2017, the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) finalized the rules to allow construction of small boilers under a "permit by rule." The permit by rule eliminates the need to individually grant construction permits for the covered »

  • Update on Illinois Hazardous Waste Management Program  - 

    The State of Illinois has received final authorization from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for certain changes to the state's hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).  Periodic »

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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

  • Quarterly Air Quality Client Contact Call Highlights - May 25, 2017  - 

    IDNR discussed the budget, which included $1.3 million in cuts. Additional funding constraints are arising in light of the federal budget proposed cuts to U.S. EPA budget, not requiring fees for Title V modifications, additional staff time »

  • Request for Stakeholders  - 

    The IDNR is requesting for business representatives to participate as members of the 2017 Air Quality Program Funding Workgroup. The group will reexamine and provide feedback on current fees for air permitting, emission fees, and asbestos »

  • Title V Application Assistance  - 

    The IDNR has developed draft documents with the assistance of the Title V Business Workgroups after input from the 2016 Title V Lean Events. The documents address optional pre-meetings for hands-on assistance with Title V applications and also »

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Kansas

  • Kansas Sets Minor Source Baseline Dates for PSD Increment Consumption  - 

    In February 2012, the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) commenced a due diligence effort to properly document the effective minor source baseline dates. This labor intensive task included the review of 27 PSD permits issued by EPA to »

  • 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 »

  • 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, »

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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

  • Michigan's Review of Interstate Transport of PM2.5  - 

    On January 23, 2017, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) published for public comment The State of Michigan's Analysis of Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS (PM2.5 Transport SIP).  The PM2.5 »

  • Part 1, Part 2, and Part 9 Final Air Pollution Control Rule Revisions Issued  - 

    On December 20, 2016, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued final rule revisions to the Part 1, Part 2, and Part 9 air pollution control rules, covering definitions, air permitting rules and procedures, and other »

  • MDEQ Recommends Nonattainment Designations for 2015 Ozone Standard  - 

    On October 13, 2016, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) submitted recommendations to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for area designations for the October 2015 ozone 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality »

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Minnesota

  • Omnibus Air Rules Finalized  - 

    On December 27, 2016, updates to various sections of the Minnesota Air Rules (Minn. R.), collectively referred to as the Omnibus Air Rules, went into effect.  The adopted rules are available online here.  Overall, the adopted Omnibus Air Rules »

  • 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

  • Missouri Air Conservation Commission Meeting Updates(1)  - 

    During the May 25 meeting, the Missouri Air Conservation Commission (MACC) discussed a proposal for revisions to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) air permit application forms. At the meeting, drafts of the new forms were »

  • Revision to Missouri 2016 Monitoring Network Plan  - 

    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) completed a monitoring network assessment in 2015, with the 2016 Monitoring Network Plan intended to meet the requirements for an annual monitoring network plan.  The original comment period lasted »

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Montana

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Nebraska

  • NDEQ's 2017 Environmental Update Workshop  - 

    The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) recently held their annual Environmental Update Workshops, where department leaders presented on recent changes within their department and associated regulatory and compliance updates. A »

  • NDEQ Proposed Changes to Title 129(2)  - 

    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 were made publically available on NDEQ's website »

  • 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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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Mexico

  • ALBUQUERQUE-BERNALILLO COUNTY AIR QUALITY CONTROL BOARD MEETING(2)  - 

    The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board's (Air Board) next monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14. The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm MDT in the Vincent E. Griego Council Chambers located on the Basement Level at 1 »

  • GCP-Oil & Gas Permit for Oil and Gas Facilities  - 

    On May 19, 2017, New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) released the draft GCP-Oil & Gas permit for oil and gas facilities for comments. This permit revises and combines the existing GCP-1 and GCP-4 permits into a single permit. This new permit »

  • 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

  • NC Air Toxics - Do I need to model anymore?  - 

    In June 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 952 (HB952) which addressed reforms to the Air Toxics Rules in North Carolina.  The main purpose of the bill was to provide an exemption to those sources that were already subject »

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North Dakota

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Ohio

  • Changes to TSCA's Chemical Data Reporting CDR Requirements  - 

    Do you know if you are subject to the TSCA CDR rule? Reporting is now required if the reporting threshold (25,000 lb or 2,500 lb for subject chemicals) was met during any of the calendar years of 2012-2015.  In addition, if subject to the CDR »

  • Ohio EPA Requesting Stakeholder Input  - 

    The U.S. EPA issued its final regulatory action under the Clean Air Act (CAA) that is requiring 36 states to remove provisions from their State Implementation Plans (SIPs) allowing exemptions from emission limitations during startup, shutdown and »

  • Boiler MACT Reporting Reminder - First Annual Compliance Report Due January 31, 2017 for Gas 1 Units  - 

    If you operate a Gas 1 boiler or process heater that is subject to annual tune-up requirements under 40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD (Boiler MACT), your first annual compliance report is due at the end of this month.  Pursuant to 40 CFR 63.7550(b), for »

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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 »

  • New PBR for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities  - 

    The DEQ is proposing to create a new Permit by Rule (PBR) for gasoline dispensing facilities. The new PBR would cover the applicable requirements of NESHAP CCCCCC and, for sites that operate emergency engines, the applicable requirements of NSPS »

  • 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 »

  • 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

  • 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 »

  • 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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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

  • Redesignation of the Knoxville 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 Nonattainment Area to Attainment  - 

    On December 20, 2016, TDEC submitted a request for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesignate the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN fine particulate matter (PM2.5) nonattainment area to attainment area for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 »

  • TDEC Show of the South  - 

    Wes Younger of Trinity's Atlanta office spoke on new air emission regulations for landfills at the Environmental Show of the South on May 18, 2017 in Chattanooga. The Show of the South, in its 46th year, included over 1,200 registrants and 163 »

  • Chemical Plant - Accidental Release Quantification  - 

    Trinity assisted a chemical plant in Tennessee with quantifying the amount of chemical released due to a ruptured gasket. The ruptured gasket cause a visible plume of the chemical released and resulted in partial filling of an associated containment »

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Texas

  • Refinery Sector Rule Upcoming Deadlines  - 

    The final Refinery Sector Rule (RSR) was published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2015 and became effective on February 1, 2016. The RSR amended 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 63, Subpart CC (Refinery MACT I), and Subpart UUU (Refinery »

  • Toxicology Update  - 

    When working on a new construction permit (New Source Review [NSR] permit) or NSR permit amendment, it is important to ask whether or not the project will require refined atmospheric dispersion modeling or effects review (i.e., Health Effects »

  • Overview of the TCEQ Stakeholder Meeting on Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Petroleum Storage Tanks  - 

    On May 23, 2017, a stakeholder meeting was held by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to solicit informal input on the adoption of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA) 2015 Underground Storage Tank (UST) »

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Utah

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Virginia

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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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Wisconsin

  • Coming Soon in Wisconsin  - 

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is undergoing various air dispersion modeling and permitting updates, such as:Processing new meteorological data for air dispersion modeling. This data will reflect a more recent five-year period »

  • Finalized WDNR Air Quality Backgrounds  - 

    On December 19, 2016, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Air Management Program finalized an update to the sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) background concentration used in dispersion modeling.  These background »

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Wyoming

  • Updates to Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations  - 

    On January 3, 2017 the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality announced updates to the Wyoming Air Quality Standards and Regulations (WAQSR) that became effective on December 20, 2017. The following sections have been updated:Chapter 2: Ambient »

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