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For the last decade, EPA has been revising, updating, fixing bugs, and introducing beta options in the AERMOD Model with the goal of offering a dispersion modeling tool that is dependable, accurate, and reflective of the best current science. »
On October 12, the Wyoming Air Quality Division began operating a mobile ambient monitoring station in Laramie County, Wyoming, between Cheyenne and Carpenter south of Highway 80. The objective for the station is to monitor impacts from oil and gas »
Although Trinity has supported Alabama clients for many years with environmental permitting and compliance challenges, we recently opened an office in Birmingham, our first in the state. The office is led by Trinity veterans including Managing »
With many technology options available on the market today for managing Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) information, the process of selecting the right tool has become overwhelmingly complex and risky. This article describes a proven approach »
Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) involves finding facility components that are leaking and fixing them. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long history of regulating industries (such as petroleum refining and chemical »
Trinity's Environmental Quarterly (EQ) magazine covers environmental regulatory developments as well as topics related to corporate environmental performance.
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These papers, presentations, and articles were authored by the staff of Trinity Consultants for presentation at various conferences.
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Since its founding in 1974, Trinity has expanded its geographic footprint and breadth of services. We attribute our continued growth to a focus on cornerstone values of top-notch technical performance and excellence in client service.
Under a final rule that becomes effective January 1, 2017, OSHA will revise its requirements for recording and submitting records of workplace injuries and illnesses to require that some of »
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 »
On Monday August 3, 2015, EPA finalized an historic rulemaking, the Clean Power Plan. Although the key objective of the CPP is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32% from existing power »
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory announced today that he has selected Donald van der Vaart as the next secretary for the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Van »
As of January 1, 2015, the NC annual permit fees and the air permit application fees are increasing. Per the memorandum from NC Division of Air Quality the increase is based on the Consumer »
On May 1, 2014, significant rule changes became effective to the State Air Toxics Program. These rules were adopted on March 13, 2014 by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission »
In honor of its 45th Anniversary, CAPCA had an Off to the Races theme during the Thursday night Exhibitor Symposium and electronic racing. Each booth was given packets of “carbon credits” and »
On May 1, 2014, significant rule changes became effective to the State Air Toxics Program. These rules were adopted on March 13, 2014 by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) and became effective as a result of no letters of »
In honor of its 45th Anniversary, CAPCA had an Off to the Races theme during the Thursday night Exhibitor Symposium and electronic racing. Each booth was given packets of “carbon credits” and CAPCA attendees that visited each exhibitor during the »
It was announced on February 11, 2014 by the Sheila Holman, Director of the Division of Air Quality, that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources would be increasing the Title V fees by the Consumer Price Index as permitted by law.The »
On December 24, 2013, U.S. EPA released an updated version of the AERMOD model, as well as the meteorological preprocessing program, AERMET.http://www.epa.gov/ttn/scram/dispersion_prefrec.htm#aermodThe new versions are not anticipated to impact »
On Dec. 13, 2013 EPA, DENR Secretary John Skvarla sent a letter to EPA requesting that they designate all townships in all counties in North Carolina to be in attainment for the 2012 annual PM2.5 standard.Sec. Skvarla wrote in the letter: "Based »
The NC Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is currently accepting public comments on several changes to the NC air toxics program, including the following: Exemptions for natural gas and propane combustion sources having a facility-wide combined heat »
In accordance with House Bill 952, facilities with emission sources subject to a MACT under 40 CFR Part 63 are no longer subject to the NC air toxics requirements. However, a permitting process is required to achieve removal of the air toxic »
SO2 Attainment StatusOn February 13, 2013, NCDAQ announced that the entire state was now in compliance with the new, much more stringent 1-hour SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS): http://www.ncair.org/news/pr/2013/so2_02132013.shtml »
Case-by-Case MACT or Subpart DDDDD MACT? Many major sources of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions with boilers that will be subject to the recently signed Boiler MACT standards have previously opted to obtain "case-by-case" MACT permits in »
A new version of AERMOD (dated 12345) was released this past month. A new version of AERMET (dated 12345) was also released along with the updated AERMOD model. Modifications to the new version of AERMOD are described in Model Change Bulletin #8 »
On March 21, 2011, the U.S. EPA promulgated a new regulation known as the Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That are Solid Waste When Used as Fuels or Ingredients in Combustion (NHSM Regulation), codified under 40 CFR Part 241 »
House Bill (HB) 952, entitled "State Air Toxics Program Reforms" was signed into law on June 28, 2012, replacing the long-standing program that was originally developed in late 1980's and implemented in May 1990. As the HB has become law, it has »
House Bill (HB) 952, entitled "State Air Toxics Program Reforms" was signed into law on June 28, 2012, replacing the long-standing program that was originally developed in late 1980's and implemented in May 1990. As it has become law, it has »
On June 28, 2012, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed legislation to reform the states air toxics program into law. The house bill previously passed the senate nearly unanimously by of a vote of 38-1 on June 21, 2012. The bill, HB 952, »
On May 1, 2012 EPA announced its final designations under the 2008 ozone standard and has agreed with NC's recommended nonattainment designations and identified only the Charlotte area in NC as in "marginal" nonattainment. In February 2012, NC »
The US EPA, in an April 12, 2012 letter to DENR Secretary Dee Freeman, outlined EPA’s next steps for implementation of the 1-hour primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2) promulgated in June 2010. In the letter »
On Febuary 29, 2012, North Carolina submitted the amended boundary recommendation for the 2008 8-hour ozone standard to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The EPA notified Governor Perdue on December 8, 2011 that they intend to support North »
The North Carolina Science Advisory Board (NC-SAB) for Toxic Air Pollutants (TAP) has published a draft risk assessment recommending a 9x increase in the Acceptable Ambient Level (AAL) for arsenic and arsenic-containing inorganic compounds. The »
Discussions have begun on reform of North Carolina's Air Toxics Program. The first of several meetings geared at reform of the State Air Toxics Program was held the last week of October 2011.The meeting was scheduled at the request of Representative »
The NC Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) is sending informational letters to owners and operators of facilities that may be required to comply with the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) new federal regulations promulgated in March 2011 that »
On June 2, 2011 the NC Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) made a recommendation to the EPA that they postpone designation of the Wilmington area (New Hanover County) as nonattainment for SO2 until after 2012.In June 2010, the EPA adopted a more »
In March 2011, the U.S. EPA released AERSCREEN, a screening model based on the AERMOD dispersion algorithms, which is expected generally to yield more realistic concentrations than the existing SCREEN3 model, while maintaining conservatism over more »
On March 24, 2011, the U.S. EPA released long-awaited guidance on modeling approaches to demonstrate compliance or address nonattainment with the 1-hour primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2). The new 1-hour »
As discussed in our August newsletter, on July 10, 2010, the combustion (emissions) source exemption was removed from the NC Division of Air Quality (DAQ) air toxics regulations. In many cases, emissions from new and modified combustion sources »
The new Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), 40 CFR 63, Subpart ZZZZ was promulgated on August 20, 2010 which covers RICE at major and area sources. Due to limited »
On Jan. 28, 2011, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue issued Executive Order Number 81 putting into effect the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) tailoring rule. Business and environmental advocates praised the move as the right thing to do for North »
The North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC) approved the North Carolina Division of Air Quality's (NCDAQ's) "Tailoring Rule" under 15A NCAC 02D .0544 - Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Requirements for Greenhouse Gases (GHG) on »
On July 10, 2010, the combustion (emissions) source exemption was removed from the NC Division of Air Quality (DAQ) air toxics regulations. The combustion source exemption has been a key component of the NC air toxics regulations since the »
On June 14, 2010 Sheila Holman was named as the new director of the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NDAQ). Sheila will replace Keith Overcash who retired at the end of June. Ms. Holman has worked at DENR since 1993 and has been deputy »
The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) took final action at its November, 19, 2009 meeting not to proceed with rulemaking for a state greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory rule. On Sept. 22, 2009, the Administrator of the U.S. »
NC Attorney General and DAQ set guidelines for determining what constitutes “solid waste incineration”In June of 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit vacated EPA rules that exempted units that utilized solid »
On September 16, 2009 the EPA announced plans to review the current NAAQS (national ambient air quality standard) for ozone and make proposed revisions by December 21, 2009. EPA is expected to reduce the current 2008 ozone standard rate of 0.075 »
On August 7, 2009 [74 Fed. Reg. 39592] the US EPA proposed approval of NC’s Clean Air Interstate Rules (CAIR) into the NC State Implementation Plan (SIP). The 2009 ozone season NOx accounts of non-electric generating utility boilers in North »
On July 20, 2007, the D. C. Circuit Court vacated the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters, formerly promulgated under 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart »
During the first half of January 2009, the NC Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will host a series of five public meetings throughout the state to present preliminary projections for 8-hour ozone non-attainment boundaries in North Carolina and seeks »
On March 12, 2009 NCDAQ submitted to US EPA North Carolina's recommendations on ozone nonattainment boundaries for the 2008 8-hour ozone standard. In summary the package included recommendations that 24 whole counties and 17 partial counties in 10 »